A large number of cadreincluding a few hundred women belonging to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) led by D.Jayakmar, AIADMK leader and former Minister, staged a demonstration in front of the taluk office here on Monday condemning the Ariyalur municipality for not providing adequate drinking water in Ariyalur town.

They also protested against the frequent power failure causing hardship to the people. The demonstrators also condemned the Ariyalur municipality for collecting money from the residents for the drainage connection to the houses even before the commencement of underground drainage work in the town.

The demonstrators urged the Government to construct a check dam across Marudayaru river for getting water supply in the Sukran lake which would enable cultivation of agricultural crops in about 3,000 acres in Pullambadi area. A.Elavarasan, AIADMK Rajya Sabha member, P.Elavazhagan, Perambalur district secretary of the AIADMK, M.Chandrahasan, MLA of Varagur, and others participated in the demonstration.