Puducherry: Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy today said the current wave of violence in the national capital is being deliberately fuelled by the central government itself.
Narayanasamy told reporters here, "It is clear that the NDA government has purposely brought into force the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to divert the people's attention from its failure on the economic and developmental fronts."
The Puducherry chief minister said supporters of the BJP and RSS were attacking peaceful demonstrators in Delhi. The police, who should have intervened immediately to quell the violence have in fact been claiming they had no instructions to put violence down.
This goes to prove that the central government was instigating attacks on those peacefully carrying out protests, he said.
"The toll in the country's capital has risen to more than 40 and we are really disturbed to see an alarming` situation in the country`s capital," he said.
Narayanasamy said "the ill-conceived and wrong economic policies of the NDA government, the economic slowdown, closure of industrial and manufacturing concerns causing rise in unemployment and fall in production in automobile sectors" have resulted in GDP growth dipping to a seven-year low of 4.7 per cent.
Narayanasamy said he had submitted a memorandum to vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu during the latter's recent visit here to ensure that students belonging to the Union Territory were earmarked 25 per cent quota of seats in all courses. "The vice-president is the chancellor of the university, hence I'd requested him to agree to the plea. The vice-president promised me that he would take necessary steps to respond to the request," he claimed.