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AIADMK urges Pondy govt to declare Jan 17 as public holiday

CHENNAI, MAY 19 (UNI):- AIADMK workers celebrating party's victory in Tamilnadu Assembly Electios in front of AIADMK headquarters, in Chennai on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-62U

Puducherry: The opposition AIADMK today urged the Puducherry government to declare January 17 a public holiday, to observe the birth centenary of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M G Ramachandran.

The AIADMK legislature wing leader A Anbalagan told reporters here that he had made a representation to Chief Minister V Narayanasamy to declare January 17, the birth anniversary of AIADMK founder and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, a public holiday in the Union Territory.

The party would hold several programmes including distribution of welfare measures to the poor and have-nots on the occasion of the late leader’s birth centenary, that falls on January 17, he said.