Pondy CM to lead MLAs delegation seeking statehood

By PTI Published on Jul 17, 2018 10:07 AM IST

Puducherry: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy will head a joint delegation of MLAs from here to New Delhi 19 July to meet the President, Prime Minister and Home Minister to press for statehood for Puducherry with special category status, sources have said.

The delegation, on 20 July, will meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, they said yesterday.

There had been sustained demands from political parties that the Centre grant statehood to Puducherry . The Chief Minister had said statehood with special category status would be of great help to procure larger grants from the Centre.