Memorial for Ramasamy Padayachiyar in Cuddalore

Party sources said they have been at loggerheads with M C Sampath for a long time and they have been boycotting any function presided over by him.

Published: 15th September 2018 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2018 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday laid the foundation for a memorial for freedom fighter Ramasamy Padayachiyar at Manjakuppam village in Cuddalore district, through video conferencing at the Secretariat.   The memorial will come up with a life-size bronze statue of the late leader, at an estimated cost of `2.15 crore.

On June 29, the Chief Minister announced in the Assembly that a memorial would be raised for Padayachiyar in a befitting manner and that his birth anniversary would be celebrated by the State government every year. Fulfilling that promise, a couple of weeks ago, funds were allocated for the memorial.

Ministers MC Sampath, KC Veeramani, CVe Shanmugam, KP Anbazhagan and R Doraikkannu and a large number of AIADMK functionaries and cadre took part in the ceremony.
In Chennai, Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, senior ministers, Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and officials were present.  

MLAs  KA Pandian, N Murugumaran and Sathya Panneerselvam and MPs M Chandrakasi and Arunmozhithevan boycotted the foundation laying ceremony.

Party sources said they have been at loggerheads with M C Sampath for a long time and they have been boycotting any function presided over by him.

Three MLAs, two MPs boycott function MLAs  KA Pandian,

N Murugumaran and Sathya Panneerselvam and MPs M Chandrakasi and Arunmozhithevan boycotted the ceremony of the memorial. Party sources said they have been at loggerheads with M C Sampath for a long time and they have been boycotting any function presided over by him.

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