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Floral tributes paid to Maruthu Pandiyar brothers

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Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvan led people from various walks of life in paying homage to freedom fighters – Maruthu Pandiyar brothers – Periya Maruthu and Chinna Maruthu at their memorial at Tirupattur on the occasion of their 218th memorial day on Thursday.

Minister for Forests Dindigul C Sreenivasan, Minister for Cooperation Sellur K Raju, Minister for Handlooms and Textiles O.S. Manian, Minister for Health C. Viyaja Baskar, Minister for Revenue R. B. Udhayakumar, Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju and Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board G Baskaran paid homage by garlanding the statue of the brothers at the memorial.

They paid floral tributes to the Maruthu brothers at the memorial pillar, installed near the bus stand, where they were hanged in a tamarind tree by the British. The warriors who had ruled the district were hanged for rebelling against the British more than two centuries ago.

Former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, former AIADMK Minister Gokula Indira, former DMK Minister K. R. Periyakaruppan, former MP P R Senthilnathan, Manamadurai MLA S Nagarajan, Congress leader Sathiyamurthy, MDMK leader Mallai Sathtya and leaders of various political parties also paid their respects by garlanding the statue of Maruthu brothers.

District Revenue Officer G.Latha, Inspector General (South zone) K. P. Shanmuga Rajeswaran, DIG (Ramanathapuram range) Rupesh Kumar Meena and Superintendent of Police R. Rothit Nathan were present.

Mr. Panneerselvam told reporters that the AIADMK’s win in the two byelections to Nanguneri and Vikaravandi were on the expected lines. “Let DMK president M. K. Stalin continue to be in the dream world,” he said suggesting that he would never dislodge the government. Mr Pon Radhakrishnan said the alliance between the AIADMK and the BJP proved success in the byelections.

Collector J. Jayakanthan was also present.

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