Monday, 6 October 2014

Conviction of Jayalalithaa: Protests continue unabated in Trichy

TRICHY: Ever since the conviction of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, protests are continuing unabated in the city. On Sunday too, two protests were conducted by the AIADMK councillors of the Trichy Corporation and private bus operators respectively, putting the lives of public to a hardship.

In all, 44 councillors went on a fast near the Chatiram bus stand in the city, which was led by mayor A Jaya. The councillors wore black shirts condemning the arrest of Jayalalithaa. The fasting that began in the morning went on till evening with the councillors demanding Jayalaithaa's release. The zonal chairmen of all the wards and the MGR youth wing party members also took part in the fast.

In the other protest, members of the federation of Tamil Nadu private bus operators from three central districts - Trichy, Ariyalur and Perambalur assembled here and went on a fast seeking the release of Jayalalithaa. With the private bus operators going on a strike, all the government buses plying in the city were crowded with passengers.

A total of 375 private buses plying between the three districts were stopped due to the protest. About 300 buses from the city and another 75 from the other two districts did not ply affecting the public. The federation members include the omni bus operators, who are also part of the association.

The city that mostly commutes using private buses was affected largely. A total of 145 town buses were seen parked in various places in the city. State secretary of the federation D R Dharmaraj took part in the fast that was held near Vestry School. For some of the drivers the Sunday holiday came at a good timing for them to rectify the repairs in the vehicles. corporation,Conviction of Jayalalithaa

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