You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Goyal dubs Cong govt in Pody as non-performing


Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Union Minister Piyush Goyal Tuesday dubbed the Congress-led government in Puducherry as a non-performing government which has let down people without ensuring development and providing basic amenities.

"The Union Territory has all the resources for development and potential to reach the peak of development.

But the present government here has stopped all developmental programmes and has done nothing for the progress and development of Puducherry," Goyal said.

Addressing a meeting of BJP workers to introduce ally All India (NR) Congress' nominee K Narayanasamy fielded from the sole Lok Sabha seat here, Goyal said the NDA government was committed to developing the Union Territory and to take care of the people here.

"The government here is however a non-performing administration with a non-performing Chief Minister," he said and described the alliance, comprising the BJP, AIADMK, AINRC and PMK, as powerful.

Around four thousand jobs had been surrendered by the present government here depriving the youth of employment opportunities, he claimed.

The Centre had listed the union territory under the 'smart city' scheme involving an investment of Rs 1,850 crore understanding the potential for development in Puducherry, Goyal said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, March 26 2019. 18:21 IST