Venkaiah Naidu to discuss BJP plan for Assembly polls with leaders

The BJP is an alliance partner of the ruling AINRC in Puducherry.

Puducherry: Union Urban Development Minister M Venakiah Naidu will discuss BJP's action plan for the coming Assembly polls with party leaders and cadres during his maiden visit here on February 1 after assuming office, a senior party leader said on Saturday.

"The action plan for the party for the coming Assembly polls will be discussed at a meeting in which cadres and leaders of state level and district and constituency level units would participate," BJP's local unit president V Swaminathan said in a release.

This will be Naidu's first visit to Puducherry after becoming a Union Minister, he said.

The BJP is an alliance partner of the ruling AINRC.

Former president of BJP's Puducherry unit M Visweswaran is the nominated legislator in Puducherry Assembly.

Naidu would also declare open the Arts and Crafts centre on the banks of the backwaters in neighbouring Murungapakkam.

The Rs 5.32 crore centre on a four-acre site has been set up by the Puducherry Tourism Development Corporation in association with Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural

Heritage (INTACH), official sources said today.

It would enable skilled artisans produce their crafts, and display them for sale at the centre.

Artisans from different parts of the country can display their products for sale at the centre, they said.