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The city of Chennai literally turned into Amma town last month

Taking cue from protests against AIADMK DMK tells cadres to reduce use of banners and cut-outs
news TN 2016 Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 17:11

Days after the AIADMK's general council meeting which came under much criticism for the huge spread of banners all over the city, the DMK on Friday cautioned its party cadres against indiscriminate erecting of flex boards and digital banners. The party statement said that people were cut up with parties which indulge in ‘cut-out culture’ and asked them to shun the practice.

A note released by party headquarters noted that some workers were interested in putting up their own cutouts, banners and other publicity materials at various places and such an approach would make the "public hate the DMK as a whole".

The release asked partymen not to forget the proverb "even nectar in excess is poisonous" and advised them to avoid tendency to set up banners.

This comes a little more than two week after it was extensively reported how large cut outs of the current CM and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa caused inconvenience to the common man.

The city of Chennai literally turned into Amma town last month with thousands of flex boards installed in that long stretch between Royapettah and Thiruvanmiyur.

Three activists were also arrested for taking down posters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa which lined the roads.The 12km stretch of road had around thousands of posters for the AIADMK’s General Council meeting on Thursday, December 31, 2015.

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifRecalling that the party had earlier directed cadres to keep banners and flex boards of only senior leaders like party President, General Secretary and Treasurer, the release said, "It has been seen in recent days that such a practice is disappearing as we are also indulging in publicity." 

Quoting media reports that movement of traffic was affected as a large number of banners of ruling AIADMK's General Secretary and state Chief Minister Jayalalithaa were kept during the AIADMK general council meeting that was held here last month, the DMK said, "People tend to compare us with AIADMK." 

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