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MLA threatens agitations

By Our Staff Reporter

TIRUNELVELI, JAN.17. The Radhapuram MLA, M. Appavu, has warned officials of Panagudi special panchayat that he would start continuous agitations, if they failed to give water connections to aspirants in the "waiting list" at the earliest.

In a statement, he said over 300 residents of Panagudi paid Rs.1,050 to the Panagudi special panchayat five years ago to get drinking water connections to their houses. Since the drinking water source could not supply adequate quantity of water, the applicants were forced to wait for five years.

"After the completion of the Panagudi Combined Drinking Water Scheme, adequate quantity of water is being supplied to the residents. However, the special panchayat administration demands Rs. 2,000 more in addition to the already paid Rs.1,050, which is "illegal."

Even after the Managing Director of the Special Panchayats ordered the officials to give domestic water connections without charging additional amount, they still insist on the applicants to pay Rs.2,000 more. If the situation continued, a massive indefinite struggle would be organised against the official machinery," Mr. Appavu warned.

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