CHENNAI: Political remarks by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam marked the centenary celebrations of the late Chief Minister, M G Ramachandran, at Vandalur on Wednesday, though both of them did not name anyone.
“Some persons are dreaming of overthrowing this government by some or other means and think that they could come to power through back door. But they will not succeed. No one can disturb this government or party. We are not going to fear anything. At this hour, let us take a vow to protect the party and be ready for any sacrifice for that,” the Chief Minister said in his address.
Panneerselvam, too, took on the faction headed by interim general secretary V K Sasikala, stating that there was no room for dynastic rule. “Corruption and arrogance have no place here. This is the government run by loyal soldiers of MGR and Jayalalithaa.”
Recalling the glories of Kancheepuram district and the welfare measures being implemented by the government in this district, the Chief Minister announced that a new suburban bus terminus would be established at Keezhkathipur village and new buildings constructed for Kancheepuram and Sriperumpudur taluk offices.
He also announced that the Sengalu Neerodai Street would be renamed as Dr Puratchithalaivar MGR Road and East Rajaveethi as Dr Puratchithalaivi Amma Road. Similarly, the district sports complex would be renamed after the late Chief Minister, CN Annadurai. The Uthiramerur Government Arts and Science College would be renamed after MG Ramachandran.
Palaniswami said steps would be taken to construct check-dams in seven places across the Palar river. These would prevent flood water from flowing into sea. Besides, another check-dam would be constructed near Vayalur village to prevent intrusion of seawater.
Accepting the long-pending demands of the people of Kancheepuram and Villupuram districts, feasibility study would be undertaken to establish a fishing harbour at Alambarikuppam and Azhagankuppam on Kazhiveli estuary near Buckingham canal. Speaker P Dhanapal and many State ministers took part in the celebrations.
Opposition delegation to meet President today
A delegation of opposition parties from the State is going to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday in New Delhi to press for his intervention on the issue of ordering a floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly. Members of Parliament belonging to DMK, Congress, CPM and CPI will call on the President at 11 in the morning. DMK may resort to legal recourse in case a floor test is not ordered