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CM recalls MGR legacy, appeals for unity in party

Forgiveness was the most important principle of former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, and taking inspiration from him, party cadre should forget the differences between them and work together, said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami here, on Friday.

CM recalls MGR legacy, appeals for unity in party
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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami distributing welfare measures

Madurai

Speaking about the contributions of MGR, he said when CN Annadurai, died in 1969, MGR continued his good work. He used films and songs as a medium for propagating his ideas and principles. 

The only leader from Tamil Nadu to get famed in the United Nations was MGR for his nutritious meals scheme. He was the first leader to instruct the party officials to go to the people and work for them. Similarly, former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa too had the same visions and had said that the schemes are for the people and people are not for the schemes. 

Palaniswami also asked his party cadres to follow the principles of MGR in their life and added that the key principle of MGR was forgiveness. 

Similar ideas were echoed by the Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly, P Dhanapal, and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, M Thambidurai, in their  addresses. 

Mattuthavani bus stand to be renamed after MGR 

Later, Palaniswami said based on the demands of AIADMK MLAs from Madurai the name of Madurai Mattuthavani bus stand would be renamed after MGR. 

He also said that the a long-term scheme to solve the drinking water problem for Madurai for the next 60 years had been devised and according to the scheme water would be drawn from Periyar Lower Camp and would be brought to Madurai for 156 km through giant pipelines. 

However, there was no announcement about the details of the fund allotted for the scheme. 

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