CHENNAI: The ruling DMK has reorganized a few of its party districts for administrative convenience and effective functioning of the party ahead of the election of its district secretaries.
Going by an announcement made by DMK general secretary Duraimurugan on Sunday, party districts of Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Dharmapuri and Madurai city would be reorganised based on the Assembly constituencies there.
As per the announcement, Coimbatore city district would comprise of Singanallur, Coimbatore South and Coimbatore north Assembly constituencies, while Mettupalayam, Thondamuthur, Goundampalayam and Avinashi constituencies would fall under Coimbatore north party district. Sulur, Kinathukadavu, Valpari (reserve) and Pollachi in suburban Coimbatore have been classified as Coimbatore South party district.
Textile city of Tiruppur north would consist of Tiruppur north, south and Palladam constituencies. The other party district there (Tiruppur south) would encompass Udumalpet, Madathukkulam, Dharapuram and Kangeyam Assembly seats.
The four urban Assembly segments of temple town Madurai North, south, central and west constituencies have been classified as Madurai city party district. Dharmapuri, where the ruling party drew a blank in last year’s Assembly poll have been bifurcated into Dharmapuri East party district consisting of Dharmapuri and Pennagaram Assembly constituencies. Dharmapuri west would cover rural Harur, Pappireddipatti and Palacode constituencies.
The reorganisation also suggests that the party could see a guard change in the impending district secretary election in the aforementioned districts. The ruling DMK had done a similar exercise around the 2021 Assembly polls.