The Congress-led government in Puducherry collapsed after losing its majority on Monday. Meanwhile, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy walked out of the House along with his MLAs and submitted his resignation to the Lieutenant Governor (LG).
In the special session of the assembly, he accused former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi of “colluding with the opposition”. At the same time, he also said that the opposition BJP tried to bring down his government.
Narayansamy accused BJP for dislodging his government:
Meanwhile, Narayanasamy said, “The Speaker’s ruling is incorrect. BJP government at the Centre, NR Congress and AIADMK have succeeded in dislodging our govt by using voting power used by 3 nominated members. This is the murder of democracy. The people of Puducherry and this country will teach them a lesson.”
Recently, after the resignation of four Congress MLAs, Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan had asked the government to prove its majority. A day before the floor test, one MLA from the Congress and the DMK, who were part of the coalition, resigned further after which the government failed to prove its majority.
MLA’s who resigned from their posts:
- A. John Kumar, Congress
- A. Namassivayam, Congress
- Malladi Krishna Ra, Congress
- Theepainthan, Congress
- Lakshminarayanan, Congress
- K. Venkatesan, DMK
Apart from these, Congress MLA N. Dhanavelou was suspended for his involvement in anti-party activities. Meanwhile, A. Namassivayam and Theepainthan have joined the BJP. Meanwhile, it is being speculated that the rest of the leaders will also join the BJP soon.
Former LG Kiran Bedi leaves for Delhi:
At the same time, the central government appointed Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, (former Governor of Telangana) as LG of Puducherry in place of Kiran Bedi. She left for Coimbatore on Sunday enroute to Delhi.