Puducherry CM resigns; Speaker rules trust vote defeated

The Congress Government in Puducherry collapsed on Monday after Losing its Majority and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy submitted his Resignation to Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. After Two exits on Sunday, the Government’s Numbers had dropped to 12 MLAs in the House where the Majority mark is 14.

Ahead of Elections due by May in Puducherry, along with Tamil Nadu and Three more States the Congress collapse is seen to be benefit for the BJP. After losing the Trust vote, Narayanasamy tendered his Resignation along with those of his Cabinet colleagues, Congress and alliance Partner DMK MLAs and the lone independent Legislator supporting his Government.

He accused the BJP of trying to Topple his Government adopting the “Operation Kamala” – the Name given by the BJP’s critics to what they call the plan of destabilizing Governments by engineering defections in the Ruling Parties. The opposition camp has 14 MLAs in the Assembly which has the effective strength of 26 Legislators. It comprises Seven of the N Rangasamy-led All India NR Congress (AINRC), four of the AIADMK and Three Nominated Legislators of the BJP.

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