Puducherry CM Submits Resignation to Lt Governor After Losing Majority In Assembly

Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy (file image)

Puducherry Chief Minister has submitted his resignation to the Lieutenant Governor after losing majority in the Assembly on Monday.

Ahead of the floor test in Puducherry Assembly, Narayanasamy said that former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and Central Government colluded with the Opposition in a bid to topple his government in the Union territory.

This comes after two Congress MLAs A John Kumar and Lakshmi Narayanan and DMK MLA K Venkatesan resigned from their Assembly membership on Sunday. After that, the government’s numbers had dropped to 12 MLAs in the assembly where 14 is the majority mark.

Earlier, the Lt Governor ordered a floor test in assembly on February 22. Puducherry is going to Assembly polls later this year. The dates are yet to be announced.

On Sunday, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy held a meeting with Congress and DMK MLAs to discuss further strategy.

Briefing the reporters, Narayanasamy had said, “I held a meeting with ministers, MLAs of Congress and DMK, MPs and other party leaders today. We discussed the strategy to be adopted in the Legislative Assembly tomorrow. We have decided to disclose our strategy on the floor of the House.”

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