Puducherry CM Narayanasamy resigns as Congress loses trust vote; Blames BJP

CM Narayanasami
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Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy submitted his resignation on Monday after losing Motion of Confidence. As a result, the Cogress led government in Puducherry collapsed today. Following the resignations of half a dozen ministers, the Congress party’s numbers had dropped to 12. However, to remain in majority, the government needs a minimum of 14 seats.

V Narayanasamy sought Trust vote

As a number of ministers resigned from Congress party, CM V Narayanasamy moved a Motion of Confidence on Thursday. On the same day, his party leader Rahul Gandhi had visited Puducherry to prepare for polls due by May.

Though Narayanasamy sough trust vote just after the assembly meet for a one day session. Yet he and his ruling side MLAs walked out before the motion was put for voting. Soon after they left the House, Mr. Sivakolandhu informed the House that the confidence motion moved by the Chief Minister stood defeated.

Narayanasamy then moved to Raj Nivas and submitted his resignation before the Lt. Governor. According to a press note, Mr. Narayanasamy was accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and MLAs of the ruling Congress-DMK alliance.

Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy blames BJP

During his speech, V Narayanasamy accused the opposition BJP and NR Congress of bringing down his government and also blamed former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi of “colluding with the opposition”. He resigned soon after delivering a speech in the assembly.

“We formed the government with the support of DMK and other independent MLAs. We faced three elections and won in all of them. People trusted us. This is a government elected by the people of Puducherry. The opposition who were unable to defeat in the election are now trying to topple the government,” Narayansamy said.

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