Day before floor test, Puducherry ruling alliance loses two more MLAs

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Day before floor check, Puducherry ruling alliance loses two more MLAs

A day before the floor check in Puducherry Assembly, the ruling Congress-led alliance suffered a serious setback as two more 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.

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

Assembly Speaker V.P. Sivakolundhu confirmed that he has obtained resignations from two MLAs. “I have informed the Chief Minister and the Assembly Secretary about it. I am examining their resignations,” he stated.

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

Hours after taking up because the incharge Lt Governor, she stated the Assembly 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 route 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 Leader 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 12 months.

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

Five 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 impartial, 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.

Assembly elections in Puducherry are because of be held in May this 12 months together with the elections in neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

READ MORE: 3 more Congress MLAs to stop in Puducherry, govt certain to lose belief vote: BJP

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