Will work for fishermen’s welfare: L Murugan9th July 2021
Says Union Minister L Murugan, adding that he will be the bridge between State and Centre
CHENNAI: Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairies, L Murugan, on Thursday formally commenced his works at his office and promised to work for the welfare of Tamil Nadu fishermen and as a bridge between the State government and the Central government.
Answering queries of media persons after commencing works at his office in New Delhi, Murugan said: “By giving representation to Tamil Nadu in the Union Cabinet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has given a big recognition to the State. I will function as a bridge between the Tamil Nadu government and the Central government and work for the betterment of the State.”
To a question as to whether his department would take steps to retrieve Katchatheevu, the minister said: “The island was given away by the DMK. Let’s discuss it another day.” On whether he would continue as President of the Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP (as the saffron party followed a one person-one post policy), Murugan said: “Our party high command will take a decision on this soon.”
Stalin, EPS greet Murugan
Chief Minister MK Stalin congratulated Murugan over telephone and said that his works must benefit Tamil Nadu. Thanking him, Murugan assured that he would extend his full cooperation to the State government. Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly, Edappadi K Palaniswami also greeted Murugan.