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Raising voice: AIADMK workers staging a demonstration in front of the Panchayat Union office in Udhagamandalam on Monday. —
Raising voice: AIADMK workers staging a demonstration in front of the Panchayat Union office in Udhagamandalam on Monday. —

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Power cut has hit functioning of bought leaf tea factories

Udhagamandalam: In protest against the lack of basic amenities in Thumanatty and surroundings, a demonstration was staged by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam workers in front of the Panchayat Union office here on Monday.

Addressing the gathering, former Minister Pollachi V. Jayaraman said that the demonstration was to condemn the appalling condition of roads in Thummanatty, Ebbanad, Kagguchi, Hullathy and Sholur panchayats.

Closure

It was also in protest against the closure of the Industrial Cooperative (INDCO) tea factory at Ebbanad.

The speakers pointed out that due to power problems functioning of bought leaf tea factories and studies of school and college students had been affected.

The demonstrators urged the government to give suitable wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.

Police warned

Coming down hard on the police for denying permission for such demonstrations, the speakers said that it was just a matter of time before the AIADMK came to power in Tamil Nadu.

Among those who spoke were former Minister A. Miller and district secretary, AIADMK, M. Selvaraj.

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