Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday termed as “baseless” the opposition AIADMK’s charge that he had violated model code of conduct, which is in force for the November 19 Nellithope assembly by-poll, from where he is contesting. AIADMK legislature party leader A Anbalagan had recently charged Narayanasamy with violating model code by meeting voters in his office and cabinet room to decide certain welfare schemes.
Anbalagan had alleged that officials of Puducherry government were also present at the meeting. Talking to reporters Naarayanasamy described the allegation “baseless.” “I never had such a meeting with voters of Nellithope in my office”, he said
69-year-old Narayanasamy, who had served as Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in the second UPA government and as MoS Parliamentary Affairs in UPA-I, did not contest the May 16 Assembly polls.
A John Kumar of the Congress had vacated the seat to enable Narayanasamy contest a by-election before December 6 deadline for getting elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.