July 2, 2019
Coimbatore ; Puducherry Chief Minister, V Narayanasamy Tuesday condemned the remarks made by the Union Territory Lt.Governor, Kiran Bedi,depicting the political leaders and people of Tamil Nadu as corrupt and the reason for acute water scarcity.
The water scarcity was not only in Tamil Nadu and Puducerry but also in states like Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana, due to scanty rains, Narayanasamy told reporters at the city airport.
Linking political party leaders and the people for the scarcity and terming them as corrupt was condemnable, he said.
The drought situation in Tamil Nadu was due to lack of rains and also non-receipt of Krishna waters. Bedi, who was according to him, not at all concerned about Tamil Nadu, had no moral right to make such statements about politicians and people of the State and it was condemnable, he said.
Stating that the water bodies should be protected to store rain waters, he said that for that proper fund allocation for desilting was also needed.
Bedi had taken steps to desilt two lakes and a canal, for which the Government and public had extended total support, he said adding that the Government had taken steps to desilt eight lakes and 45 ponds..
"She has a disease, that of publicity," he quipped and said that once Bedi had misbehaved with a woman who had not worn helmet and had stopped the salary of the staff..
Narayanasamy alleged that such persons were sent to Congress-ruled states to create problem and trouble the Government.