Opposition AIADMK charges Puducherry Lt. Governor of paralysing administration 

AIADMK leader Anbazhagan criticised ministers for being slack in conducting meetings by coming to office on time.

Published: 03rd July 2018 11:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2018 11:20 PM   |  A+A-

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi | Express Photo

By Express News Service

PUDUCHERRY: AIADMK legislature party leader A Anbazhagan charged that the administration was paralyzed because of the intervention of the Puducherry Lt.Governor into day to day affairs of the administration.

Speaking on the motion of thanks to LG, Anbazhagan said that every day from morning to evening she was conducting meetings with various officials with regard to administration adding that an undeclared 'Dual Government" is functioning in Puducherry.

He criticised ministers for being slack in conducting meetings by coming to office on time. Stating that the LG one year after assuming office had given marks to the IAS officers when the chief secretary and finance secretary got zero marks, Anbazhagan wondered why she failed to give marks in the second year of her tenure.

This means all officers are under her control, he said . It is evident that the municipal commissioners are not under the control of the LAD minister and added that there was an impression among the people that if an issue was brought to the notice of the Lt.Governor it will be resolved . This is a 'challenge' to democracy, he added. Alleging that the ministers are not respecting the elected representatives, Anbazhagan charged that the Lt.Governor is doing the works which the ministers failed to do. The house plunged into noisy scene when AINRC member Ashok Anand intervened to state some remarks when Anbazahgan referred to the Sashun Drugs issue.

Chief minister V Narayansamy who rose to give some clarification said that Ashok Anand had given a false complaint that a lorry laden with stolen chemicals was seen coming out of the factory, but on inquiry it was found that the lorry was carrying documents in plastic bags. Irked over this, Ashok Anand locked horns with the chief minister and with other members joining the house plunged into noisy scenes.

Speaker V Vaithilingam rushed back the house and took charge from deputy speaker Siva Kozhunthu who was conducting the proceedings and brought order in the house. Anbazhagan said that as part of Public accounts committee and Estimate Committee he had visited the factory of Shashun drugs and found untreated chemicals. Since 3000 employees were working, the Committee decided against recommending closure but advised them to take corrective measures. Based on the advise of the committees a treatment plant for Rs 48 crores has been established , he said.


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