Panchayat associations to take out procession

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Puducherry, Mar 11(UNI) The Federation of Village Panchayat Presidents Associations with other representatives to the local bodies would take out a procession here on March 15 to press for devolution of powers.

Talking to newspersons here today, Jaganathan, President of the Federation said the procession would be taken from Singaravelar statue to the Chief Secretariat. Pattali Makkal Katchi(PMK) Parliamentary party leader M Ramdass would inaugurate it, he added.

Mr Jaganathan said the agitation was to press for initiating action against the Puducherry administration, which failed to devolve powers even after 20 months of the local body elections here, provision of funds for panchayats in 2007-08, implementing Ramanathan Committee report and removal of local administration department Director, Vallabhan.


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