Puducherry: Chief Minister of Puducherry, N Rangasamy today dubbed the ongoing agitations by the opposition on quality of rice supplied through ration shops under free rice scheme as “a political drama”.

When the ration card holders made no complaint about the quality of rice available to them and were satisfied with the quality it was only the opposition parties staging a political drama, Rangasamy said talking to reporters here.

On six tmc feet of water in Cauvery system for Karaikal region, he said no steps would be spared to hold talks with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to ensure water for the region depending on Cauvery river system.

“We are in touch with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on various matters and would be able to register good cooperation from the neighbouring state government”, Rangasamy said.

He announced the names of teachers selected for the National Best Teachers Award and State level Best Teachers awards, to be handed to the teachers during the Teacher`s Day celebration on September 5, adding, Puducherry government had instituted the Dr S Radhakrishnan Best Teacher award.

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