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Assembly to resume sitting on Monday for debate on motion of thanks

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 14:42

Puducherry: The Puducherry Assembly which began its budget session on March 18 with the customary address by Lt Governor Iqbal Singh, will resume its sitting on Monday as announced by Speaker V Sabapathy that day.

The debate would be held tomorrow and on Tuesday.

The House had at the last sitting adopted unanimously a resolution tabled by Chief Minister N Rangasamy urging the Centre to support the US backed resolution against Sri Lanka.

Though the opposition AIADMK had that day sought a debate on the resolution, the Speaker refused it saying there could be no debate after the House adopted it unanimously.

As the plan size for fiscal 2013-14 has not been finalized so far through a meeting with Planning Commission, the House is all set to adopt a Vote on Account this week to earmark funds for the first few months to meet its expenditure.

Meanwhile at the national level the DMK, the main ally of the Congress led UPA, pulled out of the Central government and also from the UPA on Lankan Tamils issue.

While Congress and AIADMK are adversaries to the AINRC government, one has to wait to see the stand of the two member DMK towards the government.

Puducherry witnessed agitations,demonstrations and road rokos at the instance of various outfits championing the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils. At one stage the camp office of Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy was attacked by one outfit.

There was also an attack on Aurobindo Ashram last week.

Narayanasamy has gone on record stating that government was sluggish in taking action against the trouble makers and that `anti social elements were ruling the roost in Puducherry in the garb of championing the cause of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

The local Hindu Munnani unit had demanded invoking provisions of Goondas Act to handle the group that damaged property at the Ashram as it had nothing to do with the issue.

The opposition Congress was irked by the `disrespect some agitators showed towards Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi by burning their effigies.

Congress volunteers protested against the `failure` of police to prevent activities of those denigrating Congress leaders under the garb of the Tamils issue’.


First Published: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 14:42
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