Puducherry, Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) candidate RKR Anantharaman today scoffed at rumors of his 'imminent' withdrawal floated by his political opponents and insisted that he was still in fray for the polls to be held for the lone seat on April 24.

Addressing his party workers here today, Mr Anantharaman said his opponents were deliberately airing 'Anantharaman is going to withdraw from contest.

He urged the party workers not to believe in the false propaganda by his political rivals as he is very much in the contest.

He slammed Union minister V Narayansamy for halting the central government funds for development of Puducherry and chief minister N Rangasamy for not implementing schemes announced in the manifesto during the Assembly polls.

He asked the voters to reject then both who, he alleged, had turned Puducherry into a museum, without bringing any development and not bothering about the welfare of the people.

The PMK leader urged the people to vote for 'change' and to reject both Congress and All India NR Congress in the forthcoming polls.

It may be recalled that PMK candidate is in the field despite the fact that the party is in alliance with BJP-led NDA alliance in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu. The local unit of BJP is in alliance with the ruling AINRC, which has put up former Assembly Speaker R Radhakrishnan as its candidate.

Interestingly, Puthiya Neethi Katchi is campaigning for Congress candidate V Narayanasamy, whereas the party is in alliance with the BJP-led NDA and even put up its candidate in Vellore.

(Posted on 07-04-2014)