Day earlier than ground take a look at, Puducherry ruling alliance loses two extra MLAs


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Day earlier than ground take a look at, Puducherry ruling alliance loses two extra MLAs

A day earlier than the ground take a look at in Puducherry Meeting, the ruling Congress-led alliance suffered a significant setback as two extra of its MLAs resigned on Sunday. In a dramatic improvement, Congress’ Okay. Lakshminarayanan and DMK’s Okay. Venkatesan introduced their resignations.

Lakshminarayanan stated he resigned as a result of the occasion did not give him due recognition within the authorities and within the organisation.

Requested if he’ll be a part of another occasion, he stated he would take a call after consulting folks of his constituency. He claimed that the federal government led by Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy has misplaced its majority.

Meeting Speaker V.P. Sivakolundhu confirmed that he has obtained resignations from two MLAs. “I’ve knowledgeable the Chief Minister and the Meeting Secretary about it. I’m inspecting their resignations,” he stated.

Puducherry’s incharge Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararjan on February 18 had requested Chief Minister Narayanasamy to show majority within the Meeting on February 22.

Hours after taking on because the incharge Lt Governor, she stated the Meeting session shall be summoned on February 22 with a single agenda of ascertaining whether or not the federal government continues to benefit from the confidence of the home.

Her course got here after the opposition BJP, the AIADMK and the All India NR Congress submitted a memorandum claiming that the Congress-led authorities within the Union Territory slipped right into a minority.

All India NR Congress founder-leader N. Rangasamy, who’s the Chief of Opposition, had claimed that the federal government had misplaced its majority after 4 of the MLAs of the ruling occasion resigned within the final 25 days. He additionally identified that a legislator of the ruling occasion was disqualified final yr.

Earlier than the resignation of two MLAs on Sunday, each the federal government and the opposition had 14 MLAs in 30-member Meeting. There are three nominated members and all of the three belong to the BJP.

5 seats fell vacant after resignation of 4 MLAs and disqualification of 1 MLA.

After the dramatic improvement of Sunday, the Congress-led alliance is now left with simply 12 MLAs. Congress now has 9 members. The DMK, which now has three, and an unbiased, are supporting the Congress authorities.

The AINRC has seven MLAs and its ally AIADMK 4.

The Chief Minister has accused the BJP of engineering defections.

Meeting elections in Puducherry are resulting from be held in Might this yr together with the elections in neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

READ MORE: three extra Congress MLAs to stop in Puducherry, govt positive to lose belief vote: BJP

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