Chennai corporation showers rich laurels on Jayalalithaa
The Greater Chennai Corporation has heaped laurels on J Jayalalithaa for setting a record by becoming the Chief Minister for a consecutive term.
The council meeting on Monday saw the passing of a resolution that was moved to congratulate the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa for the party’s victory in the recently concluded Assembly elections.
Wishing the new government, the mayor said, “the AIADMK has scripted history by being re-elected to power. This has happened in a very long time”. He also criticised the DMK in his speech, to which the party members objected and created a ruckus.
A total of 18 resolutions were passed in the meeting including the ones to provide LED lights in extended areas and completion of SWD works.
To queries on LED lights in their wards raised by Councillors, the Mayor said, “Only 95,000 LED bulbs are yet to be fitted. Action would be taken against officials in case of negligence in their duty.”
Minor tension prevailed at the council meeting of Greater Chennai Corporation after members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) engaged in a verbal duel with city mayor Saidai Duraisami.