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Posted on Nov 23, 05:05PM | UNI
Strongly condemning the reported disruption of speech by Congress Legislator Thirumurugan at the World Fisheries Day function in Karaikal by an N R Congress Minister and two legislators, senior Congress leader and leader of the opposition V Vaithilingam today demanded that the three should tender an open apology, failing which he would raise a privilege issue in the Assembly.
Addressing a press conference here, he charged that the N R Congress government is following an authoritarian attitude and Minister M Chandragasu and Legislators P R Siva and V M C Sivakumar had grabbed the mike of Thirumurugan, a Congress legislator of Karaikal when he raised the issues confronted by the fishermen in the region. This is a denial of right to speak, anti-democratic and an action of ignoring the fishermen community, he added.
Mr Vaithilingam said the N R Congress governemnt failed to implement any schemes for the development of Karaikal after it came to power, while Congress during it's regme had implemented several schemes. All the works are pending after Novemeber last year, he stated.
Not even a single paisa was given to the professional students selected through the Centralised admission committee of the government as fees reimbursement by Mr Rangasamy so far, Mr Vaithilingam added.