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Debutants emerge successful, promise to address key issues

Staff Reporter

They are keen on improving basic amenities in their areas


Providing potable drinking water an area of priority in Tirupattur

Steps to build small bridge in Jolarpet for light vehicles to be taken


TIRUPATTUR: It was debutants who headed towards a comfortable victory in several constituencies. The first-time candidates, who are happy on gaining the confidence of the people, promise to address the key issues of the people and take the constituency on to the path of development.

With the AIADMK and its allies winning all four constituencies – Tirupattur, Jolarpet, Vaniyambadi and Ambur – the newly elected members of the alliance are keen to improve the basic amenities of the areas soon.

K.G. Ramesh, who emerged victorious by a margin of 21,792 in Tirupattur constituency, looks at his victory as an opportunity to work for the welfare of the people. “The Tirupattur municipality is not functioning well for the last two years. There have been no developmental activities here. I want to address this problem immediately,” the debutant said.

Providing potable drinking water is another area of priority. “I will look into the needs of the farmers including water sources for irrigation purposes. To address the problem of unemployment at Tirupattur, I will take efforts to establish an industrial estate. Measures to provide basic amenities for villagers of Pudurnadu, a hilly area, and to establish a women's college and government engineering college at Tirupattur will be taken,” he added.

He, along with district secretary of AIADMK K.C. Veeramani, who has won from Jolarpet constituency with 86,273 votes, is keen to take up the need for creating a separate district consisting of areas including Tirupattur and Jolarpet. “A new district can be formed with six constituencies. We will certainly take up the issue to the party high command,” Mr. Veeramani said.

Steps to construct a small bridge in Jolarpet for movement of light vehicles would be taken, he said, adding, “The needs of farmers, particularly regular power supply, will be addressed. For providing water for irrigation purposes, there is already a plan to extend the canal from Muthur dam in Krishnagiri district till Natrampalli. Already, the canal is running till Bargur and if extended to Natrampalli, several farmers will be benefited,” he stated.

Govi. Sampath Kumar, who won the Vaniyamabadi seat defeating sitting MLA H. Abdul Basith by a margin of 18,225 votes, said railway over bridges at two level crossings were the immediate need for Vaniyambadi. With an additional bus terminus being constructed by the Vaniyambadi Municipality on the National Highway-46, a move which is opposed by several persons, Mr. Kumar said, “The bus terminus should not be shifted. The existing terminus will be expanded and will not be moved.”

He said illegal sand mining from the Palar riverbed should be stopped as it caused water scarcity in the constituency. “I will look into the problem of tanneries discharging effluents into the Palar as already water sources have been polluted,” he promises.

For debutant A.Aslam Basha of Manithaneya Makkal Katchi, an ally of the AIADMK, winning the revived Ambur constituency is a big reason to be happy. “Ambur lacks basic facilities such as proper roads, medical facilities and drinking water. My aim is to first address these issues with great importance. Improving education and industries are also my priority areas. The needs of farmers will be addressed,” he mentioned.

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