Puducherry, May 4 : AIADMK legislature party leader A Anbazahgan on Monday said Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, without knowing the danger of Coronavirus, had announced relaxation of lockdown to all industrialists who met him. In a statement here, Mr Anbazhagan said Mr Narayanasamy is ‘cheating’ the people by giving fake statistics on Coronavirus tests.
How will the Centre release funds for COVID-19 containment if such false information was given, he wondered. Mr Anbazhagan said the administration has given the exact expenditure incurred for the distribution of rice provided by the Central government to the BPL families. In a bid to malign the reputation of the concerned Minister M Kandasamy, Congress Lok Sabha member V Vaithilingam, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao and DMK legislator R Siva gave different figures.
While, Mr Vaithilingam and Mr Siva claimed that Rs.5 crore was spent for packing and distribution of the rice, Mr Rao said that Rs.7 crore was spent. The Civil Supplies Department on Sunday announced that a sum of Rs.1.75 crore was spent for the distribution of the rice in all the four regions of the Union Territory. When this is the truth, Mr Kandasamy had stated that the opposition is spreading rumors against him, Mr Anbazhgan said and added that the Minister should understand the inner party politics against him. (UNI)