Devolution of powers to elected civic bodies urged
Puducherry: The Puducherry unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has called upon the Congress Government here to ensure that all the three posts of nominated legislators are available in the Territorial Assembly for women. V Perumal, secretary of the party here, said in a release on Thursday that a resolution was adopted in this regard at a meeting of the executive committee on Wednesday.
The resolution pointed out that presently there was no woman representative in the Assembly.
Power to civic bodies
Another resolution of the meeting urged the Government to devolve constitutionally guaranteed powers to the elected civic bodies here. A joint meeting of leaders of all political parties should be organised to work out modalities.
The meeting expressed concern over the unchecked increase in incidence of murders, robberies and atrocities and violence against women in the Union Territory. Land grabbing crimes were taking place without any action on the part of law enforcement authorities in various parts of the territory. Firm steps should be taken to ensure that people lived without fear and with absolute security to their life and properties. R. Rajangam, member of the executive committee of the party, presided over the deliberations. Among those who spoke included B. Selvasingh (member of the Tamil Nadu unit of the party), S. Ramachandran, K. Nilavazhagam, L. Kalivaradhan and K. Shanthi.