STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Centre, L-G creating hurdles in Puducherry, says CM Narayanasamy

Narayanasamy alleged that even for preparing the territorial budget and to present it at the appropriate time, he had to face "several hurdles."

Published: 15th July 2018 12:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2018 12:46 PM   |  A+A-

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy (File | PTI)

By PTI

PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today said his government is struggling to carry out its routine administration because of "hurdles" caused by the Centre and the Lieutenant Governor.

Narayanasamy alleged that even for preparing the territorial budget and to present it at the appropriate time, he had to face "several hurdles."

"The budget presented (in the Puducherry assembly) on July 2 should have been presented in May itself. But lack of timely release of funds from the Centre and unnecessary movement of files from the cabinet to the Lt governor dislocated the schedule to present the budget on time and implement various schemes without delay," he said.

Naryanasamy was addressing a meeting at the Congress party office on the occasion of the birth anniversary celebration of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and Congress leader K Kamaraj.

Paying tributes to Kamaraj, Narayanasamy said it would not be smooth sailing for the Congress government here till there is congress rule at the Centre.

He said the government was, however, firm on implementing the free rice scheme, allocate 16 per cent of budgetary funds for welfare of scheduled castes under special component plan and pay monthly assistance to the aged and widows.

Narayanasamy, who has been at loggerheads with Lt governor Kiran Bedi ever since she assumed charge in May, 2016, said "we are accountable to the people and we have to overcome several hurdles caused both by the Centre, which is delaying sanction of grants, and by the return of files by the Lt governor without according approval to cabinet decisions.

 

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp