AIADMK, MDMK stage walkout from Tirupur Municipal council meeting
TIRUPUR: Even before the Government Order giving effect to upgrade the Tirupur Municipality into Municipal Corporation, controversy has begun over its territory.
Alleging that the present Government would upgrade only the existing 27 sq. km. municipal area into Corporation without bringing the periphery under its control, the Councillors belonging to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and its ally Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam staged a walkout from the Tirupur Municipal Council meeting here on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party councillors too joined them.
The meeting was called to inform the council on the proposed polling stations to be set up in all the 52 wards for the ensuing local body elections. The chairman, M.N. Palanisamy, said the councillors could give suggestions and additions if any on the next day.
S. Gunasekaran (AIADMK), said there was a strong indication that the Government would make only the municipal area as Corporation. As per the original proposal the Corporation would have Nallur and Velampalayam Municipalities and eight village panchayats along with the existing municipal territory.
Stating that if the Government upgrade only the municipal area there would no meaning, the MDMK and BJP councillors joined AIADMK colleagues in the walkout. They wanted the Government to clarify on the area of the Corporation before placing the proposed polling stations.