The CPI (M) State committee has urged Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to take steps to prevent any attempt to sell the building and playground of Ettayapuram Raja Primary and Higher Secondary School where national poet Bharathiyar and Tamil scholar Somasundara Bharathiyar studied.

In his letter to the Chief Minister, CPI (M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan said the government should take over the school.

This aided school is managed by the descendents of Ettaypuram Jameen.