Surprise dramas

THOSE WHO attended the meeting of the Madurai Corporation council on Thursday were in for a surprise.

The recent meetings have been witnessing ``surprise dramas'' enacted by councillors to highlight civic issues. During the last meeting, a councillor came in `purdah.'

Today's meeting was not an exception.

The AIADMK member, Ganesan, tried to storm the house with mud and dirt smeared all over his body, in a bid to draw the council's attention to the poor sanitation in the city. He was evicted.

Earlier, a group of Congress members, armed with broomsticks, swept the floor of the Corporation office to highlight the mounting garbage.

Even after repeated exposes by the media, the issues concerning the common man remain unsolved. Senior councillors, however, felt that juniors should be properly oriented to speak and highlight civic issues.

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