Addressing reporters here, Narayanasamy clarified that the Centre was only providing 26 per cent of the budget needs under Central grants and not 60 per cent as claimed by Bedi.
He claimed that of Rs 7,830 crore for the fiscal 2018-2019 the Central grant was only Rs 1,460 crore.
The territorial government mobilised Rs 2,000 crore under commercial taxes, Rs 1,000 crore under Excise among other levies. Besides, the government was raising loans from open market borrowing to meet its commitments, he said.
“While the Centre’s grant is only 26 per cent of the budget requirements, the Lt Governor was issuing untrue information that the Centre was providing 60 per cent as grants,” he said.
Chief Minister, who had been at loggerheads with the Lt Governor on various issues also said the government had decided to earmark Rs 336 crore for state government-run public sector undertakings and cooperative societies towards wages and allowances of the employees. “The file relating to this sent to Bedi was not yet cleared,” he alleged.
Registering strong protest against the Lt Governor holding meetings with officials and giving directions to them, Narayanasamy said, “This is in total violation of the rules of business relating to Puducherry administration.”
“Bedi had been misusing her power and acts arbitrarily, which is violative of the principles of democracy and the norms governing administration by elected government,” he added.