The Pradesh Congress Committee has complained that the Rangasamy government was the main reason for the growth of anti-social elements in the Union Territory.

Led by A.V. Subramanian, PCC president, and V. Vaithilingam, former Chief Minister, PCC members met Lieutenant Governor Virendra Kataria on Thursday and handed over a memorandum seeking his intervention to restore law and order in Puducherry.

Asked about the meeting, Mr. Subramanian told The Hindu on Friday that Mr. Kataria gave them a patient hearing and promised to take all possible steps to control the activities of anti-social elements, who had become a great threat to the peace and tranquillity of Puducherry.

He said people were appreciative of proactive steps taken by the Lt. Governor to restore rule of law in Puducherry. However, the ground reality suggested that the government was yet to wake up to the number of protests and innumerable incidents of crime, including murders, attempt to break jail, chain-snatching, burglary and others.

The administration, which was supposed to be working out details to bring down crime rate, had been mutely watching the developments. There was a need to create conducive atmosphere for traders to transact their business and other activities without the interference and threatening calls from prisoners and anti-social elements.

Mr. Subramanian said since there was no expected action from the government, the representatives of PCC, Members of Legislative Assembly met the Lt. Governor and sought his intervention.

The PCC president added that they had presented a petition asking him to order inquiry into alleged financial irregularities on construction of medical college and hospital among others.

PCC submits plea to LG seeking his intervention to restore law and order