"But, the BJP is keeping quite without making any demand to procure statehood and it is amusing that the AINRC has joined hands with the BJP to contest the Lok Sabha poll here," he said.
Narayanasamy said the territorial government has been facing obstacles in getting grants and funds from the NDA government at the Centre.
Besides, the proposals of the territorial government were rejected by the Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi.
He said the free rice scheme too could not be implemented because of the alleged negative approach of Bedi.
"Whatever proposals the government sends to her, she rejects them and returns the files without giving them her approval," he said.
The election manifesto of the Congress released recently was an ideal roadmap for promoting the welfare of the poor, women, scheduled castes and tribes, and students, he said.
PCC leader and Minister for Public Works A Namassivayam was also present.
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