File photograph of Trichy station

The feedback for second state capital is seen as an offshoot of the fault-lines in the present energy construction of the AIADMK, which has come below strain a number of occasions because the dying of J Jayalalithaa.

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  • Last Updated: August 19, 2020, 12:51 PM IST

In one more occasion of regionalism on show from AIADMK leaders, tourism minister Vellamandi Srinivasan has made a pitch to make central metropolis Trichy the second capital of Tamil Nadu, diverging opinion after sure Madurai-based ministers needed prominence for the southern temple city.

At a press briefing, Srinivasan (hailing from Trichy East) referred to the plans for Trichy as AIADMK icon MG Ramachandran’s dream concept. He prolonged a proper request to the ruling mixture Edappadi Okay Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam to work in direction of that “dream”.

Earlier, ministers from Madurai akin to RB Udayakumar and Sellur Raju had made public feedback, searching for the AIADMK’s high order to deal with the temple city. While Palaniswami hails from Erode in the state’s western Kongu belt, Panneerselvam is from Theni’s Periyakulam close to Madurai. Queried in regards to the different calls for rising from AIADMK ministers from non-Chennai districts, tradition minister Okay Pandiarajan sought to underplay the development, saying the federal government will take a name on the calls for.

The touch upon Trichy, on Wednesday, arrived at a time the AIADMK was exhibiting growing indicators of inside disagreement. Right on Independence day, a bunch of ministers shuttled between the residences of Panneerselvam and Palaniswami searching for to place an finish to what gave the impression to be a tiff over the chief ministerial candidate for 2021 elections.

The feedback for second state capital is seen as an offshoot of the fault-lines in the present energy construction of the AIADMK, which has come below strain a number of occasions because the dying of J Jayalalithaa.


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