Chennai, Dec 8 (BPNS)
The opposition AIADMK has postponed the party’s protest programmes to be held from December 9th to 16th in the wake of Cyclone Mandous which, according to the weather forecast is likely to hit the state of Tamil Nadu on December 9th.
The AIADMK had planned a series of protests against the ruling government for increasing property taxes, electricity charges, rising milk prices, and deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
The party leadership in a statement however said it has alerted the party district secretaries to be on alert as the heavy rainfalls could lead to difficulties for the people. Possibilities of inundation and water logging will have to be dealt with during heavy rains and hence the requirement of volunteers will be necessary.
The AIADMK has also directed party district secretaries to highlight the anti-people policies of the government after the flood alerts are over.
It may be noted that the AIADMK is facing a major crisis with the party interim general secretary, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) on the one side and deposed leader O. Panneerselvam (OPS) on the other side and the protest marches were planned to rejuvenate the party cadres.