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Minimum income scheme will be relief for the poor: Pondy CM

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

: V Narayanasamy Sunday called upon voters to ensure the victory of the nominee and former V Vaithilingam in the April 18 poll as 'welfare of the poor would see a big improvement.'

He said this during a campaign to seek votes for the

The senior said the welfare of the poor would witness improvement through the had announced through the party's poll manifesto.

Narayanasamy said the minimum income guarantee scheme conceptualised by the AICC to provide a monthly income of Rs 6,000 to the poor families would bring huge relief to the poorer sections.

The amount would be credited in the of the women members in families," he said highlighting the various promises in the manifesto.

He further said, "We are facing an embarrassment because has been denying adequate grants to and also because of the interference in administrative matters by "

The said the distribution of rice free of cost was now kept on hold as the was citing the model code of conduct being in force now.

Once the election gets over, rice would be available to the cardholders from April 19, the day after the poll, he said.

PCC and Minister for Public Works A Namassivayam, who accompanied the during the electioneering, also spoke.

Meanwhile, N Rangasamy charged Narayanasamy with blaming the NDA government at the Centre and Bedi for the territorial government's failure to implement welfare schemes.

Campaigning in segment seeking votes for AINRC nominee and doctor-turned-politician K Narayanasamy, Rangasamy said the Chief Minister had not tackled unemployment problem since assuming office in June 2016.

The AINRC founder further said V Narayanasamy should maintain cordial relations with Bedi in the interest of development of the union territory without criticising her.

A Anbalagan, who accompanied the AINRC leader during the electioneering, said the had failed to take any step to end farmers' woes.

"The territorial government had not taken steps to protect ryots in Karaikal with regard to the Cauvery issue," he added.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 17:35 IST