Mayor S.M. Velusamy has warned the media of legal action on Thursday. While discussing with Ward 61 Councillor S.M. Samy the issue related to the selection of a site for establishing transit station at Ondipudur, he said that a section of the media was bent upon targeting him and the AIADMK-led Council. The motive behind publishing such articles, it appeared, was more to malign him and the Corporation administration and not highlight the issues concerning people. There had been a series of such articles that could be construed as a campaign against him.

While the media had every right to criticise his administration, it had no right to malign him or the administration.

Henceforth, the civic body administration would be forced to explore all legal actions against those media.

The Mayor’s announcement came amidst loud thumping of desks by almost all Councillors.