Coimbatore, Nov 25: A special meeting of the Coimbatore Corporation Council on Monday, Nov 24 discussed infrastructure schemes under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. The main focus of the meeting was charges of civic body funds being deposited in a bank in Tiruchi, irregularities in the preparation of detailed project reports and allegations of inaction on shortage of staff.
Councillors of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) clashed over the issue of shortage of staff. The DMK pointed out the ban on recruitment during the AIADMK regime, when the latter's leader on the Council P. Rajkumar accused the Corporation of inaction on the shortage of staff. This led to heated exchange of words between the councillors of both the parties. "Without the required number of staff, how can the Corporation prove it can perform?"