Comes ahead of ‘big birthdays’ in first quarter of new year

Corporation Commissioner R. Nanthagopal has warned of penal action against those who have used the walls of Corporation buildings for graffiti.

In a statement, the Commissioner has asked the commercial establishments and political parties who used the walls of Corporation buildings such as schools, hospitals and offices for wall writing without due permission to remove them immediately.

He warned that if they failed to do so, the Corporation officials would erase them and the charges for the same would be collected from them.

The warning has come at a time when the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) are on a wall-writing spree in the city. The cadres have reserved the walls of several buildings, both private and government, to hail their leaders on their birthdays, far ahead of the celebrations.

DMK cadres have started the work on extending their greetings to Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers M.K. Alagiri since November for his birthday that falls on January 30.

Not lagging behind, the ruling party cadres also are showing their strength by way of graffiti in connection with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s birthday that falls on February 24.

The supporters of DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin have also geared up to hail their leader who will be celebrating his “mani vizha” (60th birthday) in March.

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