Chennai News Highlights: Ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) ally Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) staged a protest against Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi at Little Mount in Chennai Friday. The Left parties and the Congress also joined the protest. The VCK cadres, led by party chief and MP Thol Thirumavalavan, and Villupuram MP Ravikumar were later detained by the police.
Meanwhile, amid the ongoing tussle between the Tamil Nadu government and Governor R N Ravi, Chief Minister and DMK president M K Stalin wrote a letter to President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday pointing out that the Governor has been “maintaining an ideological, political conflict” with the state government. Listing down what transpired in the Assembly on Monday where the Governor staged a walkout after Stalin moved a resolution to record the speech prepared by the state Cabinet and remove the portions added by the Governor in his speech, the DMK chief informed President Murmu that the Governor acted against the traditions of the House by deviating from the customary address prepared by the government.
In other news, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CRML) announced the extension of train services on January 13, 14 and 18 to facilitate easy travel during the Pongal holidays. Services have been extended till 10 pm instead of 8 pm, with 5-minute gaps on Jan. 13 and 14, and the last train will leave the terminals at 12 am-midnight, instead of 11 pm. Additionally, on Jan. 18, metro services will begin at 4 am instead of 5 am.
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