I don't think it was Chennai city which was offered. TN opted for Thiruthani(originally with Chittor district , AP) in return for Tirupati district as part of the re-organization of States on linguistic lines. Nevertheless, Tirupathi is better with AP than with TN which is governed by an Atheist.@QM, there was actually a deal during state formation. The Tamils offered Madras city in exchange for Tirupati. Telugus declined.
We will try settle this with dialogue . Until then, we will issue stapled visas to AP(andhra pradesh) .Quickgun,
Tirupati is an integral part of AP, now dont think like a cheeni and cast an evil eye on AP.