‘No complaints of formalin in U.T. fish’

The government has not received any complaints on the presence of formalin in fish in the Union Territory, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy said in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Replying to a special mention made by AIADMK member Vayyapuri Manikantan on the issue, the Chief Minister said rumours appearing in the social media were wrong.

The government has not received any complaints on the issue.

The agencies concerned were keeping vigil after the presence of formalin surfaced in other States, he also said.

Additional funds

Replying to another special mention made by Congress member N. Danavelou, Social Welfare Minister M. Kandasamy said the government was in the process of providing more funds to the Puducherry Backward Classes and Minorities Development Corporation. A full-fledged director would also be appointed soon, he said.

Mr. Danavelou, in his special mention, pointed out how the work of the corporation was crippled due to paucity of funds.

Replying to another special mention by AIADMK leader A. Anbalagan on the assault of police officials in Kerala, the Chief Minister said immediately after the incident came to the notice of the police department, the then Director General of Police had raised the issue with his counterpart in Kerala.

‘Will seek action’

Mr. Narayanasamy said he would again take up the issue with the Kerala government to initiate action against the culprits.

Mr. Anbalagan said a team from the territorial police which visited Kochi as part of the investigation into a fraud case was brutally attacked by anti-social elements.

The government is in the process of providing more funds to Puducherry Backward Classes and Minorities Development Corporation

M. Kandasamy,

Social Welfare Minister

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