Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: The Tiruchi Corporation Council on Friday adopted 33 official resolutions, listed in the agendas for two meetings, in a sitting that hardly lasted 15 minutes provoking vociferous protests from the opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam councillors.

With an urgent and an ordinary meeting scheduled successively this afternoon, the Mayor Saruabala R. Tondaiman, in her opening remarks, appealed to the councillors to finish the proceedings quickly, as the Local Administration Minister M. K. Stalin was slated to open the ‘Chettipalam’ in the City in the evening.

About 14 resolutions listed on the agenda for the urgent meeting were passed without much discussion.

Finalisation of tenders

Many of the resolutions pertained to finalisation of tenders for various development works and contracts.

But as soon as the ordinary meeting began, councillors of the AIADMK were on their feet seeking time to speak. The Mayor disallowed them saying that there would be no zero hour.

The AIADMK floor leader, J. Srinivasan, raised objections to meetings being scheduled in such tight situations, without giving scope for any discussion on the subjects.

It would not be acceptable for his party, he said, to pass the resolutions without any discussion, even as his party colleagues were on their feet shouting slogans. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam councillors were on their feet too, countering the AIADMK members.

Amidst the din, the Mayor directed that the resolutions be taken up.

Declared passed

The resolutions were declared passed even as the DMK and AIADMK members indulged in a verbal clash.

The AIADMK members also shouted slogans in front of the Mayor’s chamber after Mrs. Tondaiman adjourned the meeting sine die.