The Congress suffered its worst defeat in the history of elections here, winning just two seats
Former CM Narayanasamy dismisses exit polls predictions in Puducherry, confident of Congress-DMK win
People have supported the Congress-DMK alliance during the campaign for 2021 polls. He expressed confidence in getting the majority and forming the government.
AINRC was heading the government in Puducherry in 2011.
He said the PM also failed to make any announcement on issues affecting Puducherry like statehood, waiver of the legacy loan and provision of more grants
Former MP P Kannan questioned Narayanasamy what has he done for Puducherry when he was a central minister.
If such an amendment was also made for Puducherry, the powers of the elected government will be fully stripped and the central government will rule through the appointed Lt. Governor, he said
The Congress, heading the Secular Democratic Alliance (SDA), has been earmarked 15 constituencies out of the total 30 segments in the Union Territory.
“As many as 52 of the 72 promises the alliance put in its manifesto were not met. The Congress promised 30 kg free rice and five kg wheat for ration card holders, but they failed to provide it.
BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar and state general secretary Embalam R Selvam said the trust and faith reposed by the people were repaid by incompetence, misrule and misgovernance
In an interesting development, former Chief Minister and Congress heavyweight V Narayanasamy seems to have opted out of the race.
Narayanasamy said he would bring to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the hardships caused by the Centre without sanctioning funds to tackle the pandemic situation.
PM is non-committal, Puducherry left with only option to raise loans through RBI to tide over fiscal crisis: CM V Narayanasamy
Narayanasamy said he had brought to the PM's notice the fall in the revenue due to closure of all business establishments, liquor shops and industrial units since the COVID-19 lockdown began.
Welfare Minister M Kandasamy claimed that because of Bedi's 'negative stand' the rice scheme was suffering hiccups and could not be implemented regularly every month.