Narayanasamy ex­horts party cadres to make Rahul PM

‘Econ­omy in sham­bles due to the wrong poli­cies of the Cen­tre’

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Staff Reporter

Puducherry Chief Min­is­ter V. Narayanasamy on Satur­day ex­horted Congress cadre to work to­wards mak­ing party pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi the next Prime Min­is­ter af­ter the Lok Sabha polls.

Ad­dress­ing party work­ers at the cul­mi­na­tion of a protest rally de­mand­ing a probe into the Rafale deal, the Chief Min­is­ter said the Congress would make a come­back in the par­lia­men­tary elec­tions. “Congress work­ers should strive hard to make Rahul the next Prime Min­is­ter,” he said.

The Rafale deal en­tered by the Prime Min­is­ter with the French gov­ern­ment had cost the ex­che­quer a great loss. The party would use all means to ex­pose the BJP gov­ern­ment on the Rafale deal, the Chief Min­is­ter said.

Mr Narayanasamy said the BJP gov­ern­ment had in­flicted a heavy bur­den on the pub­lic by fre­quently in­creas­ing the price of pe­tro­leum prod­ucts. “The econ­omy is in sham­bles due to the wrong poli­cies of the Cen­tre. The ru­pee is at its weak­est” the Chief Min­is­ter said. All In­dia Congress Com­mit­tee in­charge for UT Mukul Was­nik in his ad­dress said the Naren­dra Modi led BJP gov­ern­ment was the “most in­ef­fec­tive,” the coun­try had seen.

“The Prime Min­is­ter is only in­ter­ested in power and in serv­ing the in­ter­est of RSS. There is no rule of law,” he said. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, AICC sec­re­tary San­jay Dutt said the Cen­tre was try­ing to desta­bilise the Congress gov­ern­ment in UT. “We will not buckle un­der pres­sure and will over­come all ob­sta­cles put by the Cen­tre,” Mr Dutt said. Ear­lier, Mr Narayanasamy, Min­is­ter for Pub­lic Works A. Na­mas­si­vayam, So­cial Wel­fare Min­is­ter M. Kan­dasamy, Min­is­ter for Rev­enue M.O.H F Shah­ja­han, Mr Was­nik and Mr Dutt led the rally from Swadeshi Mill Com­plex to New Col­lec­torate.

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Mak­ing a point: Chief Min­is­ter V. Narayanasamy ad­dress­ing Congress work­ers at a rally seek­ing a probe into the Rafale deal on Satur­day in Puducherry.

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