Puducherry

Rangasamy cared only for Kathirgamam: Narayanasamy

Campaigning hard:Congress leader V. Narayanasamy speaks at an election rally in Puducherry on Friday.— Photo: S.S. Kumar  

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister for State V. Narayanasamy on Friday said that the Congress-DMK alliance was poised to win the elections in Puducherry and once the government is formed each of the ration cardholders will be provided with 30 kg of free rice every month.

Launching his election campaign in support of Congress candidate M.O.H.F. Shahjahan at Kalapet here, Mr. Narayanasamy said that the promises that Chief Minister N. Rangasamy had held out to the people in the last five years had not been fulfilled.

Mr. Rangasamy had promised washing machines and job to one person from each family in the run up to the Assembly elections in 2011. But what had happened all these five years was shocking as he had taken care of Kathirgamam only and let down all sections of people.

Over 5,500 persons have been provided with jobs from Kathirgamam alone. One is left wondering whether Mr. Rangasamy is the Chief Minister of Kathirgamam or the entire Union Territory, Mr. Narayanasamy said.

He also said that Rs.5 lakh would be provided as subsidy for all sections of people including Scheduled Castes to replace huts with concrete structures. There would be a 50 per cent subsidy in power tariff for all sections of the Congress-DMK combine is voted to power.

Mr. Narayanasamy said that over 900 industries in Puducherry had been closed because of poor planning and lack of initiative on the part of the government. The problem of unemployment would also be tackled effectively.

The DMK-Congress alliance in neighbouring Tamil Nadu was showing very bright prospects of forming the government and Mr. Karunanidhi would be the Chief Minister of the government in Tamil Nadu, he added.

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