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State’s deficit Rs.600 crores :Narayanasamy
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 17 (NPN):
Published on 18 Mar. 2009 1:30 AM IST
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Hurling another allegation, AICC General Secretary, in-charge of Nagaland, V. Narayanasamy, who is also the Union Minister of State for Planning said Rio-led DAN government had accumulated a huge deficit to the tune of Rs. 600 crores in the state. Claiming that “information” was available with him, Narayanasamy said the state’s deficit was to the tune Rs 600 crores, though Rio projected it at Rs.425.77 crores and pointed out “there is a financial crisis in Nagaland. Addressing a press conference here at Congress Bhavan on Tuesday, Narayanasamy said the deficit arose due to the financial mismanagement by the DAN government which he described it as “unfortunate”. He also alleged that the state government was not able to pay arrears to the employees, which were recommended by the 6th pay commission and that it was awaiting fund from central government. The union minister pointed out that the Congress-led UPA Government has not only been giving budget provision, but other schemes including NREGA, NRHM, SSA, Bharat Nirman etc. He however regretted that the funds provided did not percolate to the people and wanted to know where all the money had gone. “We will investigate and take action” the minister affirmed. Narayanasamy also accused the Rio-led DAN Government of using the enormous funds given by the Centre for poaching Congress MLAs, which was a “violation of discipline” and against “democratic values.” “When people are adopting the poaching method, Congress cannot remain silent and we will teach a lesson” he said. Exuding confidence that the Congress party would return to power at the centre, he said the single Parliamentary seat and four by-elections were crucial for the State Congress party. He also called upon the Congress workers to word hard for the party and urged the electorate to elect Congress nominee K. Asungba Sangtam as their MP. Earlier, Narayanasamy made a courtesy visit to Nagaland Governor. He also met the various members of the Congress units and Congress legislators during his two-day visit to the state.

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