Staff Reporter

NAGERCOIL: The residents of Pothaiyadi, Ethancadu and Vazukkamparai held demonstration in Vazukkamparai junction on Wednesday to protest against the Government’s decision to acquire land in these areas for the laying of four lane roads. According to sources, more than 2000 to 3000 families would be deprived of their houses and cultivable lands could get affected in and around these areas.

The former Health Minister, N.Thalavai Sundaram, who participated the demonstration told the villagers that the district unit of All India Anna Dravida Munnetta Kazagham will conduct series of agitation in the district headquarter if the officials concerned do not withdraw their decision to acquire the residential areas.

Even as there was a lot of land in the adjacent areas of the three villages it could be acquired by the Government and hence the acquisition of the residential areas was highly condemnable, said the former Minister.