‘Eviction of over 500 families from Bharathipuram within Koothaipar town panchayat limits unwarranted’

Hundreds of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) cadre led by the party’s district secretary K.N. Nehru, staged a demonstration in front of Tiruverumbur taluk office on Tuesday demanding laying of service-roads along the Palpannai-Thuvakudi stretch of the Tiruchi-Thanjavur National Highway at the earliest.

Mr. Nehru claimed that it was the DMK that had prevailed upon National Highways Authority of India to include plans for service roads along the heavily populated stretch.

He wondered why the AIADMK government was delaying the implementation of the project, which would prevent accidents and loss of lives. The former minister also said eviction of over 500 families from Bharathipuram within Koothaipar town panchayat limits was unwarranted. Mr. Nehru charged the AIADMK government with tampering with the membership of cooperative societies, and demanded better drainage system for Tiruverumbur town. Former Tiruverumbur MLA K.N.Sekaran presided over the demonstration in which former MLA Anbil Periyasami, former deputy mayor M.Anbazhagan and other senior functionaries took part.

Demonstration unnecessary

Meanwhile, addressing a public meeting organised by AIADMK’s airport unit for celebration of late Chief Minister Anna’s birth anniversary, Tiruchi MP P. Kumar said the DMK’s agitation was unnecessary on the service road issue. The State government has already allotted Rs.84 crore for land acquisition, and the survey was in progress. Mr. Kumar also refuted the charge that over 500 families in Bharathipuram locality were being evicted.