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Whether or not the government of the Congress leader and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy will remain in the Union Territory of Puducherry will be decided today. In fact, after the resignation of four Congress MLAs recently, the crisis had deepened on the government. After this, 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 and resigned, after which the Narayanasamy government came into minority. Prior to the floor test, a meeting of the leaders of the party and allies took place at the residence of CM Narayanasamy on Sunday evening.
Rahul’s visit did not work
The special thing is that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi had visited the state for two days amid political turmoil, but he could not save the party from harm. The tenure of the government here is to be completed on 8 June. Assembly elections will be held in the state in April-May this year. However, the date is not yet set.
These 4 MLAs had earlier resigned
1. a. John Kumar, Congress
2. a. Namassivam, Congress
3. Malladi Krishna Rao, Congress
4. E Thepayanthan, Congress
These 2 MLAs resign on Sunday
5. K. Lakshminarayanan, Congress
6. K. Venkatesan, DMK
3 MLAs were already reduced
Apart from these, Congress MLA N. Dhanvelu has been disqualified for his involvement in anti-party activities. Namasivam and Thepayanthan have joined the BJP. It is being told that the rest of the leaders may also join the BJP soon.
Status of parties in assembly
Total Seats: 30+ (3 Nominated)
Ruling Party: Congress-9, DMK-2, Independents-1 = 12
Cons: AINRC-7, AIADMK-4, BJP-3 = 14
(Note- vacant seats were 7 after resignation. All three BJP MLAs are nominated. Nominated MLAs can cast their votes in floor test.)
Former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi leaves for Delhi
The central government removed Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi four days ago. In place of him, Telangana Governor Dr. Timilisai Sundararajan was made LG of Puducherry. Bedi was the Lieutenant Governor of the state for four years. She left for Delhi on Sunday.