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STIR: The councillors staging a demonstration in Dindigul on Friday. PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.
STIR: The councillors staging a demonstration in Dindigul on Friday. PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.

Staff Reporter

They raise slogans against Commissioner and other officials

DINDIGUL: Ten out of a total of 19 councillors cutting across party lines walked out of the Dindigul union council meeting in protest against union officials on Friday.

The meeting was presided over by the Union Chairperson, S. Murugeswari.

After the welcome address by the Chairperson, the Communists Party of India (Marxists) councillor, Raju, said that the officials must respond to the queries raised by councillors before discussing subjects in the agenda.

A majority of the councillors said that the response from them was poor.

The councillors representing the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam raised slogans against the officials and did not even allow them to read the subjects.

Why the union officials and the Union Commissioner, S. Vinayagamurthy, "did not respect the Councillors," asked the CPI (M) and the AIADMK councillors.

"Why information on floating tenders was not informed to us?"

After heated arguments, the DMDK councillor, A. Mahalakshmi, walked out of the hall and a majority of the councillors, including the vice-chairperson, Chitra, followed her condemning "poor response" from the officials.

Later, they staged a demonstration in front of the Council Hall and raised slogans against the Union Commissioner. However, six DMK councillors stayed in the hall.

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