CPI State unit secretary R Viswanathan dared Chief Minister N Rangasamy to come out with a white paper on the Tower Project in Yanam. Rangasamy had announced in the budget that the project is likely to be completed in the current year.
Addressing media persons on Wednesday, he urged the Chief Minster to come out with details on how much fund the UT administration had provided for the project, how much fund was received from Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), and the money spent so far for the project. “If the CM is courageous enough, a white paper should be published without hiding the facts,” he said.
It may be recalled that a replica of the Eiffel Tower in France is coming up in the Yanam region as part of the tourism promotion initiative. RIL had sponsored the project, which is expected to be completed by this year end as per the announcement in the budget.
The CPI leader also urged the AINRC government to come with a resolution seeking the Centre to waive the outstanding debt of Rs 5006 crore. Viswanathan asked the administration to prepare a proposal of various schemes to the tune of Rs 5000 crore and approach the Centre to accord sanction as a special package.
He added that the Union Minister V Narayanasamy and Congress party legislators should also be informed about it and all should strive to get the package, rising above political affiliations.