Left to create alternative in Pondy

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Puducherry, Jul 14: The CPI (M) and the CPI would together strive to create a political alternative in the union territory, CPI State Secretary Na Ra Kalainathan and CPM Secretary V Perumal said here today.

Addressing a joint press meet here, they said the two parties would jointly organise a campaign from July 16 to 19 in the first phase to protest various lapses of the territorial administration and make people aware about the adverse effects of the nuclear deal.

Alleging that the Puducherry Administration was reeling under severe financial crisis, they demanded a white paper on the issue.

Ministers coming out openly on financial crisis was not proper, they said and added it should have been discussed in a Cabinet meeting.

They alleged the UPA Government had not shown the same interest which it had taken to clinch the nuclear deal in containing price rise. Twenty commodities should be provided thorugh the PDS to check the price rise.

The leaders wanted the government to finalise the seat-sharing agreement in private medical and engineering colleges and complete the process of admissions to Plus One classes forthwith. On statehood, they sought special category status for Puducherry after loan waiver.

The next course of action by the two parties would be decided after the CPI(M) General Body Meeting in Chennai on July 21.


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