PUDUCHERRY: Tension prevailed in Ariankuppam for a few hours on Tuesday morning following an agitation planned by two rival groups on different issues.
According to the police, former MLA T. Jayamoorthy planned to organise a rally from Kamaraj Thirumani Nilayam to the PWD office to protest the delay in construction of a new bridge on Cuddalore Road at Ariankuppam. Tension brewed as MLA R.K.R. Anantharaman also came out with his supporters to stage a demonstration in front of the Ariankuppam Commune Panchayat to protest against the “poor handling” of civic problems in the area. Following the intervention of the police, Jayamoorthy and his supporters decided to abandon the plan and instead, submit a memorandum to PWD officials.
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