“DMK men unable to voice their views”

Former Union Minister and Madurai MP M.K. Alagiri on Wednesday complained that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government was stalling projects he had introduced for the benefit of people of Madurai.

In a brief interaction with mediapersons here, he said he was instrumental in bringing the Anna University of Technology – Madurai to the temple city.

However, the AIADMK government has taken it back to Chennai.

Modern toilets

Similarly, Mr. Alagiri said, he introduced 15 modern toilets to be used free of cost by the city residents.

At present, the facilities have been made pay-and-use toilets and the AIADMK cadre were collecting money from the people, he complained.

Asked about the corruption issues pertaining to Madurai Corporation, he said the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-led Corporation was no different from the party.

Both in the State Assembly and in Madurai Corporation council, the DMK members were not allowed to voice their views, he said.

Party meetings

The DMK south zone organising secretary said he would participate in party meetings if he was asked by the DMK high command.

Mr. Alagiri has been abstaining from party meetings, including the executive committee meeting held recently in Chennai, after the DMK pulled out from the United Progressive Alliance Government in the Centre last month.