'CM Narayanasamy is being disloyal to people, Congress'

Former Puducherry Minister accuses Narayanasamy of being 'disloyal to people, Congress'

Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy. Credit: PTI File Photo

Former Puducherry Minister A Namassivayam on Thursday accused V Narayanasamy of being "disloyal and insincere to the Congress high command and the people of the union territory."

Namasssivayam, who quit as PWD minister on January 25 and also as MLA and shifted allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), rejected claims by the former chief minister that he was a 'traitor' and said Narayanasamy had failed to fulfill the promises made to the people of Puducherry.

Launching a scathing attack on Narayanasamy whose government collapsed on Monday during a public meeting organised by the BJP here during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, Namassivayam said "he (Narayanasamy) had failed to be loyal to the people, to Congress workers and to the party high command."

Terming as baseless the allegation by Narayanasamy that he had been a 'traitor,' the former PWD Minister said the former chief minister had failed to fulfill the promises and assurances given to the people and had failed to measure up to the expectations of the youth.

"Narayanasamy had thrown tothe winds all the promises given to the youth and let them down and as a result proved how disloyal he was," Namassivayam said.

"His terming me a traitor is utterly untenable. Narayanasamy was only enacting a drama when he kept saying that his government was pulled down by the BJP," he added.

Namassivayam said that the whole world had seen how Narayanasamy had misled his own party's leadership by doing a wrong translation of the woes of a fisherwoman during the visit of AICC leader Rahul Gandhi to a coastal village recently.

He also took a dig at the former chief minister for claiming that his government had been toppled and recalled how injustice was meted out to him after the Assembly elections in 2016.

Namassivayam said Narayanasamy who had not contested the assembly polls in 2016 was preferred as the CLP leader paving the way for him to become the chief minister though there were expectations that he (Namassivayam) would be picked for the post.

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