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    Elect Cong for UT's progress: Narayanasamy

    Puducherry: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy on Saturday said Central funds for development of Puducherry would be available "copiously" if a Congress-led government wins a successive term in office in the April 13 assembly polls in the Union Territory.

    Addressing a Congress public meeting at Periyakalapet near here on Friday, Narayanasamy said Puducherry had registered "impressive progress" in education and poverty alleviation programmes due to the practical planning by the present V Vaithilingam-led Congress government and with the help of hefty allocations of funds by the UPA government at the Centre.

    "Puducherry will continue to make progress only if the Congress-led government (retains power) in the Union territory and funds from the Centre would continue for the development schemes", Narayanasamy said.

    Congress is fighting the elections in a coalition with DMK, as in Tamil Nadu.