Senior DMK leader TR Baalu on Tuesday called on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and assured him that migrants from Bihar were safe in Tamil Nadu.
Kumar welcomed Baalu, a former Union minister, with an Angavastram.
The DMK leader wrapped around the shoulders of the JD(U) chief an ochre shawl which has become emblematic of sorts for the Tamil Nadu-based party ever since it was made popular by the late M Karunanidhi.
Baalu, the DMK's leader in the Lok Sabha, handed a letter to Kumar from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on the steps taken by his government to protect migrant workers from various states, including Bihar.
The development comes at a time when a four-member team of senior officials from Bihar is touring Tamil Nadu after fake videos of attacks on migrant workers went viral on social media, triggering panic.