Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy was unable to prove his trust vote in the assembly and now his government fell just days before the election. Before proving the floor test, the Chief Minister accused former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi of foiling his government’s work and trying to form a government with the opposition. Narayanasamy said, “Our MLAs were united, we were successful in running the government peacefully for the last five years. The Center has betrayed the people of Puducherry by not giving the requested amount on our behalf.”
Let me tell you that on Sunday, a day after another ruling Congress MLA resigned from his post, the Chief Minister was to prove his government’s majority today. K Laxminarayanan, who was elected from Raj Bhavan constituency, resigned as Speaker VP Sivakolundhu. He later told the media that “this government led by Narayanasamy has lost majority”.
Laxminarayanan said that he had also resigned from the membership of the party. After his resignation, the Congress was left with only 13 MLAs this week, while the opposition had 14 MLAs in the 33-member house, with five vacancies.
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– After failing to prove the trust vote, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy announced his resignation saying that we have submitted the resignation letter to the Lieutenant Governor.
– According to news agency ANI, the government fell after Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy lost confidence in the Assembly.
– In the assembly, Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy said that we formed the government with the support of DMK (DMK) and independent MLAs. After that, we faced many elections. We have won all the by-elections. It is clear that the people of Puducherry trust us.