PCC Chief Urges L-G to Start Work on Delimitation of Wards for Civic Polls
By Express News Service | Published: 25th December 2013 08:08 AM |
Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president A V Subramanian met Lieutenant governor Virendra Kataria and sought his intervention to immediately start the process of de-limitation of wards and villages for the local body elections.
Speaking to Express after the meeting, Subramanian said the delimitation process is inordinately delayed and the directives of the High Court in this regard were not adhered to.
The last local elections were held in Puducherry in 2006 after a High Court order.
The PCC chief urged Kataria to introduce special school buses exclusively for girl students. He said this will reduce the incidents of eve teasing and will also decrease tensions arising out of it. The PCC chief recalled that the eve teasing incidents had caused tensions in villages following the clash of groups belonging to different castes.
It might be recalled that the administration was planning to operate Pondicherry Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) buses for running students’ specials following the complaints of insufficient students’ buses, which are run by private operators.
Subramanian also asked the LG to initiate steps to continue the running of Jayaprakash Narayan Co-operative Spinning Mill at Karaikal by appointing a managing director at the earliest.
DMK Plea on AFT
Meanwhile, Puducherry State DMK convener Dr M A S Subramanian along with DMK functionaries called on the LG Virendra Kataria at the Raj Nivas on Monday. He submitted a memorandum urging the LG to ensure resumption of production of the defunct Anglo-French Textile MIlls here.
According to a Raj Nivas release here, Kataria explained that he had met the Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Textile Minister K Sambasiva Rao twice in Delhi. The LG said they assured him sale of the extra land of AFT and also sending a special team to look into the matter and take positive action.
It might be recalled that efforts are being made by the management of the century-old mill to resume operations and production.