OPS rejects mayors' relatives seizing power.

O Panneerselvam said husbands or relatives taking over the offices of elected female representatives promote suppression of women . He also said that relatives of mayor V Indirani Ponvasanth are taking over the leadership position .

Madurai: AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam said on Saturday that husbands or relatives taking over the offices of elected female representatives promote the suppression of women.He also said that relatives of mayor V Indirani Ponvasanth are taking over the leadership position.OPS said the DMK is promoting the Dravidian model of advocating for women's rights while engaging in such activities.At the corporation budget meeting on May 11, councillors from the AIADMK and DMK created a ruckus after the former screamed about not having sufficient seating in the council hall.

The councillors were reportedly followed by media staff, but they were allegedly targeted after the mayor's husband and his supporters attempted to discourage them.The latest episode, according to Panneerselvam, raises questions about the DMK's historical practice, as media personnel staged a sit-in demonstration outside the mayor's chambers, demanding an apology, but the mayor then went to the council with police protection.The democratic purpose of empowering women is being undermined by men assuming control of government over elected female representatives.Tamil Nadu acknowledges women's liberation, but such anti-woman activities should not occur in such a country.

According to OPS, the CM should discourage men from participating in the administration of local bodies to which their wives were elected.