Hundreds throng CM`s mass contact programme venue

Braving the scorching heat, hundreds of people thronged the venue of CM Chandy`s mass contact programme here to get their grievances redressed.

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2011, 17:52 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Braving the scorching
heat, hundreds of people thronged the venue of Chief Minister
Oommen Chandy`s mass contact programme here to get their
grievances redressed.

In addition to more than 11,000 people who had registered
themselves, the Chandrasekharan Nair stadium witnessed
hundreds of people seeking registration to meet the Chief
Minister.

Chandy started the programme by sanctioning Rs 75,000
from the CM`s relief fund to a coconut tree climber who met
with an accident. Sick, old-persons, differently abled
persons, women and children were among those who had gathered
at the venue.

Applications for getting title deeds for land, assistance
for constructing houses, financial aid for treatment of
ailments, seeking job, getting transfer from one place to
another were some petitions that came before him, officials
said.

Ushakumari, mother of a differently abled youth, said
Chandy promised to look into her request for assistance to
construct a house. The district collector had been asked to
submit a report on the issue, she said. However, her request
for a widow pension scheme was sanctioned by Chandy on the
spot.

Similarly, the request of another woman Lissi Mohan (26),
mother of two children, for a job was granted and she was
given a temporary job on daily wages in one of the Sales
outlet run by the State Civil Supplies Corporation.

"The response to the programme is overwhelming and I will
will leave the venue only after attending to the last person,"
Chandy said.

Government would take a decision on all the petitions
received at the programme, he asserted.

After leading UDF to a modest victory in assembly polls,
Chandy had coined the "move fast and get far" slogan as his
government`s motto and it was in line with this approach
that he launched the first 100 days` programme covering all
departments.

Chandy had received thousands of petitions on a host of
subjects from aggrieved persons and made on-the-spot
suggestions the very first day of the mass contact campaign in
Kozhikode on Saturday last.

PTI