AIADMK stages demo in Pondy

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Puducherry, Mar 13: Volunteers of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) today broke empty pots in front of the water supply department office here as part of their demonstration to press their demands.

They were demanding, among other things, supply of protected drinking water and purification of water to prevent spread of infectious diseases.

Meanwhile, despite warning from the Chief Secretary that severe action would be taken if they abstain from work, the Ministerial Staffs Association went on a mass casual leave in support of their demands.

The agitating staff assembled in front of the Nehru statue on the beach road here and staged a dharna.

The ministerial staffs are on mass casual leave for the last few days to press their demands, including revision of pay scales and filling up of vacant posts.

The Ozhukarai Municipality Permanent Staffs Assocaition also staged a dharna in front of the municipality, wearing black badges, to press their demands. They were demanding provsion of Rs 750 as risk allowance, publishing of seniority list and allotment of free house sites with houses, among other things.

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