‘CM failed to put Puducherry on development path’

Published: 29th April 2013 09:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2013 09:50 AM   |  A+A-

Union Minister of State for PMO V Narayanasamy flayed the AINRC government for failing to put the Union Territory on the path of development and progress.

Neither has the Chief Minister made any plans for development, nor has he taken up such plans with the Centre, he said, addressing a public meeting organised by the Pradesh Congress Committee at Lawspet.

The Union Minister hit out at Rangasamy and officials of the Puducherry administration for skipping the meetings convened by the Centre on developmental activities.

“The Chief Minister’s conference was being organised by the Centre to discuss developmental and welfare issues and its implementation.

“But Rangasamy did not bother to attend the meeting. By staying away from meetings  which was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Chief Minister had failed to project the requirements of the UT and bring it to the notice of the Centre”, he said.

Had the Puducherry government presented plans for development, Central funds would have been allocated. “It could have solved many problems in the UT”, Narayanasamy added.

Speaking on the AFT Mills issue, he said, the government-owned AFT Mills is in shambles and  it is the responsibility of the State government to run it.

Though the Centre is willing to help Puducherry to operate the defunct AFT Mill, Rangasamy has not made any attempts to approach the Central government, he charged.


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