Puducherry, July 13: AIADMK has urged the Lt Governor of Puducherry to convene a special session of the territorial Assembly immediately to discuss issues concerning the union territory, particularly complaints on shortage of funds to implement various schemes.
Addressing reporters here today, party's local unit secretary a Anbalagan, MLA said it was indeed "mind boggling" that all five ministers - V Vaithilingam, E Valsaraj, M Kandasamy, Malladi Krishna Rao and M O H F Shahjahan - were alleging that their respective departments were unable to implement various scheme due to shortage of funds.
When it was claimed by these ministers last year that they had succeeded in getting enhanced allocation from the planning commission for fiscal 2008-2009, how could they now come out with complaints of paucity of funds, he wondered.
The Chief Minister, who was holding finance portfolio, and all his five ministerial colleagues had held discussions with Planning Commission and fixed plan amount at Rs 1,750 crore, for the current year.
But now the ministers were alleging that they were struggling for more funds and the Chief Minister on the other hand claimed that there was no paucity of funds at all, he said.
People are entitled to know the truth and for this a special session of the Assembly should be convened by the Lt Governor for a detailed debate, he added.