Union Minister Narayanasamy urged the UT government to withdraw the electricity tariff hike and take steps to revamp the Anglo French Textile Mills and reopen it.
In a statement, the Union Minister said that the electricity tariff rates in UT, which were the lowest compared to states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala, have been raised in phases, after the All India NR Congress government led by N Rangasamy assumed charge.
He added that there was no ground for the manifold increase announced recently, which has caused a burden on the common man.
Pointing that the previous Congress governments had ensured that there would not be any hike in electricity tariff, Narayanasamy urged the UT government to roll back the price hike.
Narayanasamy said that the Central government was ready to extend all assistance to reopen the Anglo French Textile Mills. The territorial government should submit a proposal for it. Adding that the ball is in the government’s court, he said that the UT government should take necessary steps towards it.
Charging that many industries had shut their shops since the Puducherry government took over, Narayanasamy said that the government had promised to revamp the mill and reopen it when it assumed office, but was yet to take any concrete steps.
Charging that the Puducherry government was working against the interest of the fishermen community, Narayanasamy said the government had not taken any measure to distribute the compensation amount during the fishing ban period.
Narayanasamy said that the senior UT police officials owe an explanation as to on whose orders they stayed away from the meeting on police reforms convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs. He criticised Rangasamy for skipping the meeting and said it was unfortunate that the CM did not take part in the meeting as several reforms were suggested in the meeting.