Stalin demands Statehood for Puducherry

By PTI Published on Jul 23, 2018 02:56 PM IST

Puducherry: DMK has expressed 'shock' over Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's conditional assent to the union territory's Appropriation Bill, saying such acts destroyed the sanctity of the Assembly.

In a statement here, DMK working president M K Stalin also demanded that the union territory be given separate statehood to ensure implementation of welfare schemes and avoid confusions arising out of power tussles between the union territory and the Centre.

Bedi on Friday approved the Appropriation Bill that would allow the government to withdraw funds for its expenditure,but but with a rider that the three BJP leaders nominated to the House be allowed to function as MLAs.