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Kiran Bedi crossing Laxman Rekha, V. Narayanasamy’s letter to the central authorities, learn this interview

new Delhi . Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy rose quickly within the Congress get together’s circles of energy in the course of the 10-year United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime and through that point he was given vital portfolios in personnel and grievances and PMOs. When Sampra couldn’t get a majority within the heart in 2014, he was elected to guide the federal government within the union territory.

That is the rationale the Congress excessive command has expressed confidence in him that he’s soft-spoken in addition to a strict politician. He has additionally proved his administrative talents as Chief Minister.

Narayanasamy spoke to Syed Mojiz Imam Zaidi of IANS on modern points. Listed below are the highlights of the dialog:

Query: How is Puducherry coping with nationwide bandh? Any financial exercise has began within the state.

Reply: Lockdown is a brand new expertise for the individuals of Puducherry. As of May 3, financial exercise in our state was closed in the course of the lockdown interval. Now we have solely two main sources of income – business taxes and excise duties. We should not have any minerals and therefore the Authorities of Puducherry is going through a monetary disaster. Regardless of this, now we have carried out a number of welfare schemes for our individuals within the state. Rs 2,000 for all ration card holders, Rs 5,000 subsidy for farmers, Rs 10,000 curiosity free mortgage to girls self-help teams, plus Rs 1,000 for unorganized laborers and Rs 2000 for building employees.

We began the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Program for agricultural laborers. Other than 5 kg of rice for 3 months for every individual by the central authorities, we’re giving 10 kg per household for 3 months to APP households. Now now we have began financial actions by opening industries and retailers steadily.

Query: What’s the standing of PPE kits and random checks within the state? How are migrants feeling within the state?

Reply: The state authorities is writing to the Heart for PPE kits, take a look at kits, three layer masks, two layer masks, N-95 masks, ventilators, screens and important medicines. Some PPE kits, take a look at kits, necessities together with N-95 masks have been despatched by the middle. The take a look at kits offered by him had flaws, so these have been returned to the Union Ministry of Well being. With our personal assets now we have bought ventilators, screens, PPE kits, N-95 masks and medicines. So far as migrant employees are involved, they’re protected in Puducherry. When industries have been closed down, 75 p.c of migrant employees have been taken care of by employers (homeowners or employers) by offering them with salaries and meals. Other than this, our authorities put the remaining employees in group facilities and taken care of them. Solely about 297 migrant laborers wish to go to their respective locations and we’re arranging for them to return safely to their states by offering them monetary help.

Query: What number of lively instances of corona are there within the state? What sort of association is there in relation to beds and confinement facilities.

Reply: Puducherry has three lively instances. Not less than 2,995 individuals are in isolation at house. Now we have a 700-bed hospital on the Indira Gandhi Authorities Medical School and Analysis Institute, which is devoted solely to the sufferers of Kovid-19. Hospitals and retreat facilities are additionally out there.

Query: The central authorities has allowed the sale of liquor and this has affected social distances. Do you assume liquor retailers needs to be opened?

Reply: Alcohol is a foremost income of our state. Nevertheless, to this point our authorities has not taken any resolution to open liquor retailers.

Query: Rahul Gandhi talked to 2 well-known economists. Each recommended direct money switch (direct money switch). Do you assume that is attainable?

Reply: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has held talks with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee and famous economists of the nation and has made a number of options together with direct money transfers. It’s attainable for the central authorities to present direct money transfers to individuals and financial packages for states and packages for industrial areas. The Heart has to come back ahead to implement the sensible options given by eminent economists and Rahul Gandhi.

Query: Is the central authorities cooperating together with your state? What do you anticipate from the central authorities to your state?

Reply: Our Puducherry authorities is requesting the Central Authorities to extend the GST compensation, arrears of Seventh Pay Fee, pension quantity for retired workers, grant and extra grant and lending restrict from three p.c to 5 p.c. However to this point I’ve not acquired any optimistic response from the Heart.

Query: Any of the Kovid-19 optimistic instances have any reference to the Tlangi Jamaat and the way did you handle to search out them?

Reply: Our state was a coronavirus free state earlier than the Tablighi Jamaat episode. Seven individuals from Puducherry and 4 from Karaikal returned after collaborating within the Tablighi Jamaat, of which 4 from Puducherry have been discovered to be Corona optimistic. These have been the one instances of corona in our state.

Query: Delhi is searching for full statehood. Do you assume Puducherry needs to be given full statehood and why?

Reply: The demand of the state authorities is pending with the central authorities and we even have all of the {qualifications} to turn into a state. However, sadly the Heart has not taken any resolution but.

Query: Your variations with the Lieutenant Governor are well-known. What are these contentious points? Do you assume the Lieutenant Governor is crossing the ‘Laxman Rekha’ and dealing on the behest of the Central Authorities?

Reply: For the final 4 years, Lieutenant Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi has been creating obstacles in working the federal government. Now we have been pressured to go to courtroom. The Division Bench of the Chennai Excessive Courtroom rendered a choice that the elected authorities is liable for working the administration and the Lieutenant Governor has no unbiased energy and will likely be resolved by the Honorable President of India if there’s a distinction of opinion between the elected authorities and the Lieutenant Governor. Ignoring the judgment of the Courtroom, the Hon’ble Lt. Governor is appearing unconstitutionally and illegally, for which we’re adopting a authorized means ahead. Even in the course of the Coronavirus disaster, he has not stopped his unlawful and unconstitutional actions and his interference in authorities work is occurring every day. I’ve written a letter to the central authorities, however she is crossing the Laxman Rekha.


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