Madurai Bureau

Nagercoil: Garlanding the statues of the former Chief Minister, K. Kamaraj, and distributing sweets and annadhanam marked his birth anniversary in different parts of the district on Tuesday.

According to sources, political leaders irrespective of party affiliation garlanded statues.

Later speaking to presspersons, the State president of the Baratiya Janata Party, L. Ganesan said that his party was committed to development of the State, particularly uplifting the status of the poor and downtrodden. Dravidan parties ruled the State since 1967 and the public were put to untold hardship, particularly the price hike of essential commodities.

The United Progressive Alliance Government was keen on implementing the nuclear deal with the United States of America, but did not bother about the welfare of the common people.

He condemned the firing by the Sri Lankan Navy against Indian fishermen at midsea and the BJP would conduct a series of agitations to retrieve Katchatheevu.

During the BJP regime, it operated a bus service to Lahore and had a cordial relationship with the neighbouring countries.

Tuticorin

The Minister for Social Welfare, P Geetha Jeevan, inaugurated the birth anniversary celebrations of Kamaraj organised by the Department of School Education at St. Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School here on Tuesday.

Collector (in-charge) P. Anbarasu, Chief Educational Officer Bright Xavier and Chief Educational Officer (Sarva Shiksha Abiyan) Amritaraj Jeyakaran, were present.

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