Namassivayam lashes out at Rangasamy

Strong words:Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee president A. Namassivayam campaigns for the Congress candidate at Oussudu on Saturday. —Photo: T. Singaravelou  

On the last day for campaigning, Pradesh Congress Committee president A.Namassivayam on Saturday trained his guns on Chief Minister N. Rangasamy, who is a family relative but a political opponent.

For a large part of his final campaign before polling on Monday, Mr. Namassivayam who is son-in-law to the elder brother of Mr. Rangasamy launched a tirade against the ruling All India NR Congress in several pockets of Puducherry region.

Rousing reception

Following a rousing reception at Sedharapet, Mr. Namassivayam began campaign on Friday morning for his party candidate E.Theeppainthan.

Stating that several achievements were done when Congress was in power in Union Territory, Mr. Namassivayam wanted to know what happened to the promise of Chief Minister tendered during last parliamentary elections to bring adequate fund from the Centre if party candidate won and Narendra Modi came to power.

Mr. Rangasamy should explain on how much he brought from Centre as two-and-a-half-years have passed since Modi-Government came to power, he asked.

The Congress leader alleged that during last five years under AINRC regime, several industries were closed and youth were stranded without jobs.

‘No faith in people’

“The Chief Minister does not have faith in the people. Rather, he believes in superstitious rituals,” said Mr.Namassivayam while appealing voters to cast their votes to Congress.

Campaigning at Thondamanatham village, Mr. Namassivayam assured the voters of jobs to each family in all constituencies if Congress party came to power.

Accusing Mr. Rangasamy of deceiving people with false promises, the Congress leader said that during last Assembly polls Mr. Rangasamy promised to give washing machines and government job to each family and after failing to fulfil those promises, he repeated in the election manifesto of this year.

“Mr. Rangasamy wants to retain the power by deceiving the people. He does not care about the welfare of people,” he said.

Free rice promised

He added that if Congress would be voted, 30 kg free rice would be distributed to the beneficiaries and Rs.5,000 pension would be given to aged persons. He also assured the voters of revival of industries and several welfare schemes at the door-steps.

Mr. Namassivayam also campaigned in Villianur where he is facing his rival and former minister Theni C.Djeacoumar who has been fielded as candidate by the ruling AINRC.

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