A day after imposition of President’s Rule, Narasimhan lists areas of priorities

A day after President’s Rule was imposed in the State, Governor E.S.L.Narasimhan on Sunday made it clear that breakdown of law and order would be not tolerated.

“We will go all out and any body who breaks the law can not escape,” Mr. Narasimhan said at a press conference here addressed at Raj Bhavan. The Governor laid down his priorities for governance for the next couple of months focussing mainly on maintenance of peace and order and assured that the ongoing social welfare programmes would continue to get the due priority. Specifically referring to maintenance of peace and order, Mr. Narasimhan said unless law and order was established developmental programmes would take a backseat.

“Let there not be disruption in public life,” he said adding that developmental programmes would reach the last mile. He also had a word of advice to the bureaucrats stating that he would expect them to visit the districts. “I am not satisfied by statistical information,” he said pointing out that monitoring of programmes would become important task.

Another focus area, he said was to State investor friendly. Asserting that the State was ‘Swarnabhoomi’, Mr. Narasimhan hoped that the atmosphere would be conducive to attract investments.

The Governor listed out his vision for education stating that quality of higher education was the need of the hour. Admitting that Executive Councils of several universities had not been filled up for a long time, he promised to complete the task by holding talks with the vice-chancellors. The Governor said that health care needed special attention.

“Focus will be on rural medicare,” he said stressing the need for providing affordable healthcare.