AIADMK MLA meets Karuna, removed from party forum post
Chennai: An AIADMK MLA on Friday met Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, an action which led to his
removal from a party post in the second such instance in a
K Rajendran, representing Jayamkondam, met Karunanidhi
in the presence of Union IT Minister A Raja and said he had
requested him to implement welfare measures in his
constituency as "I no more wanted to be a puppet MLA."
"Four years are over and I no more want to be a puppet
MLA. My constituency voters expect basic amenities and my
conscience is pricking me," he told reporters here.
Rajendran said he discussed various issues with
Karunanidhi, including setting up of a lignite power plant. He
also thanked him for certain other projects announced.
The MLA said the Karunanidhi government had hiked the
Minimum Support Price of sugarcane from Rs 775 per tonne
during Jayalalithaa`s regime to Rs 1,550 at present.
Shortly after the MLA`s meeting with her bete noire
Karunanidhi, the AIADMK chief removed him from the post of
secretary of the panchayat level secretary of J Jayalalithaa
Kovilpatti AIADMK MLA L Radhakrishnan had met
Karunanidhi for a similar purpose on February 5. He too was
removed from the forum post a week ago.
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