Puducherry, Apr 17 UNI | 4 months ago

Congress has been getting good support from the people of the Union Territory Party's Puducherry candidate and Union Minister of State for PMO V Narayanasamy said today.

Addressing a press conference here, he said he had alrerady covered 17 Assembly segements, incluidng Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam regions. The rest would also be covered shortly. Mr Narayanasamy said he had highlighted his achievements as the sitting Parliament member for the last five years such as the establishment of IIT,IIM, Tourism development and assured to bring green industries.

He also assured to get IT Park and steps to get 20 percent HRA for the government employees in other regions of the Union Territory Mr Narayanasamy charged that Chief Minister N Mr Rangasamy is propogating that he did nothing for the development of the Union Territory and wanted Rangasamy to come out clearly out which schemes he sought were blocked by him.

In fact, Mr Rangasamy failed to take part in the NDC meeting for the last three years and also failed to get in touch with the PM or Finance Minister to know the status of the files for schemes he had sought.

Pointing out that Mr Rangasamy is now describing Congress as a 'corroupt party', Mr Narayanasamy said that this amounts to mud slinging by the Chief Minister, since he was the Minister and Chief Minister for more than seven years in the party.

Alleging that the Chief Minister is misusing his powers, Mr Narayansamy charged that the cable TV operation of a Congress party functionary was suspended by officials on instigation by the Chief Minister.

He ridiculed that in all meetings, only Mr Rangasamy was speaking and candidate R Radhakrishnan was keeping silent. He wondered how such a person will speak in Parliament.

On statehood, Mr Narayansamy said as Congress is concerned, it wanted Puducherry to remain as a Union Territory.

A united Union Territory as of now with Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam in its fold must remain so presently, when a severe financial crisis is there.

With objections from different quarters, the Chief Minister too has stopped his speeches about statehood, he said.

To a question, he said he had spoken to Rajya Sabha member P Kannan over phone and expressed hope that he will support him (Narayansamy) in the polls.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)