Onus on CM to Deliver on Statehood, Waiver of Rs 6,000 Crore Loan: AIADMK
PUDUCHERRY: The AIADMK State secretary A Anbazhagan said the victory of All India N R Congress candidate, R Radhakrishnan, in the Lok Sabha polls cannot be considered a ‘complete’ victory as the ruling party could garner only one third of the total votes polled.
Addressing reporters here on Sunday, Anbazhagan said nearly two third of the total votes polled was cast against the candidate of the ruling party, which misused power and secured votes with the help of money, muscle power and communal forces.
The AIADMK leader said now that the Congress candidate V Narayanasamy, whom the CM charged, was ‘standing in the way of procurement of the Central funds’ and with new dispensation at the Centre, the CM should prevail upon the Centre to get Statehood for Puducherry and also to write off loan to the tune of nearly `6,000 crore accumulated over the years.
Rangasamy should also strive to implement the port development project, setting up of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and get the Union Territory included in the Central Finance Commission. He also wanted the territorial government to pursue and get the right share of funds from the Central government.
Pointing that the Chief Minister, N Rangasamy was blaming the former Union minister of State for PMO, V Narayanasamy, for non-implementation of local issues and projects like the garbage clearance, drainage problems, Anbazhagan said that now the ruling party should take steps to implement these schemes without delay.
He also said that the administration should work for the welfare of the people by implementing the 20 kg rice scheme, increase the old age pension to `2,000, and distribution of washing machine and free lap tops to the students as promised.
Stressing that 21 out of the 28 State governments in the country had regulated the tuition fee structure for private educational institutions, Anbazhagan said the Union Territory administration should follow the same path and also to take steps for implementing the Right to Education Act.
The AIADMK leader wanted to obtain at least 25 per cent of the 285 PG medical seats in the private medical colleges as quota of the government though the MCI’s norm (50 per cent quota for the State).
Anbazhgan wanted the government to scrap the regional reservation system in education, which is unconstitutional and was adversely affecting the meritorious students of Puducherry.
He also said the government should take steps to hold the civic body elections without further delay.
The AIADMK leader, who thanked the people of the Union Territory who cast more than 1.30 lakh votes to the AIADMK candidate M V Omalingam, said that in spite of the defeat, the AIADMK would continue with people welfare issues and would be in the forefront to fight for the people.
He lauded the AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa for leading the party to the third position in the number of Parliament members and giving a death blow to the DMK in Tamil Nadu.
Anbazhgan also said that now that the DMK had lost deposit in Puducherry, the DMK chief Karunanidhi should sack the party convener Dr M A S Subramanian or the Union Territory DMK chief should resign owing moral responsibility.