PMK,CPI(M),CPI walk out: oppose Master Plan for Chennai city

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Chennai, Nov 14 (UNI) Members of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), Communist Party of India (Marxist) and CPI today a walked out from the Tamil Nadu assembly, protesting against the second Master Plan for Chennai city.

The members walked out after registering their protest when the House took up the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill, providing for implementation of the Master Plan for the city.

The PMK demanded that the government drop the Master Plan as it would adversely affect the poor and middle classes in the city and its suburbs.

Members of the CPI(M) and CPI, expressing objection to the Master Plan, demanded that the Bill be referred to the select committee.

When the Speaker turned down their pleas, the members left the House, registering their protest.

Later, replying to the debate, Minister for Information Parithi Ilamvazhuthi said the second master plan was the need of the hour as the city has already become over congested.

The Minister said that the second Master plan would benefit the poor and middle class.


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