Another ruling Congress legislator A John Kumar, a detailed confidant of Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, resigned his MLA submit on Tuesday, in yet one more jolt to the ruling Congress dispensation forward of the meeting polls due in few months.
Kumar, who was elected from the Kamaraj Nagar constituency in 2019 bypoll, is the fourth Congress lawmaker to give up the get together forward of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s go to to Puducherry on Wednesday to kick-start the Congress ballot marketing campaign. His resignation comes shut on the heels of senior get together legislator Malladi Krishna Rao, who had earlier give up as Well being minister, resigning from the submit of MLA on Monday.
John Kumar referred to as on Speaker V P Sivakolundhu at his workplace and handed over his handwritten letter of resignation, official sources mentioned. The Speaker advised PTI he was perusing the letter and would take a call quickly. He mentioned he had obtained Malladi Krishna Rao’s resignation letter from the Home by means of fax on Monday evening.
Along with his resignation, the power of the ruling Congress within the territorial meeting has come down to 10 and each the treasury and the opposition will now have 14 members every. The meeting has 30 elected seats and three nominated seats.
Already two Ministers, A Namassivayam and Malladi Krishna Rao, and a Congress member E.Theeppainjan had give up the posts of MLA over the last couple of months whereas N.Dhanavelou was disqualified for alleged anti-party actions in July final yr.
The Congress headed by V Narayanasamy has been relying on the assist of the three-member DMK and a lone legislator from Mahe N Ramachandran. On the opposition facet, AINRC has seven members whereas AIADMK has 4 and the Bharatiya Janata get together three who’re nominated members.
The Congress had gained 15 meeting seats within the 2016 Meeting polls.
John Kumar first arrived on the residence of the Speaker handy over his resignation. However he was requested by the speaker to come back to his workplace within the Meeting campus for submission of his letter. Kumar then drove to the workplace of the Speaker and handed over the letter, official sources mentioned.