Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: The Udhagamandalam Congress Committee has emphasised the need to adhere to protocol in government functions. The President of the Committee K. Kempaiah on Tuesday regretted that protocol was not observed at the inauguration of the Flower Auction Centre here on Tuesday in which the State Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam participated. .

Seats had not been allotted at the proper place to local MLA B. Gopalan, Chairman of the Udhagamandalam Municipal Council R. Rajendran and the Congress members of the council. They boycotted the function. Mr. Arumugam said he was not aware of the issue. He added if the problem had been brought to his notice, it could have been sorted out before the function commenced.