The opposition parties have decided not to stake claim to form govt in Puducherry.
Puducherry| Days after collapse of the Congress Govt in the Union Territory, Puducherry may be headed for President’s Rule. Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has recommended President’s Rule in the Union Territory. The opposition parties have decided not to stake claim to form govt in Puducherry.
The opposition All India NR Congress, AIADMK and BJP have 14 seats combined. The magic figure required to form a govt in 30-seat assembly is 16. Congress govt was reduced to Minority in the Union Territory after series of resignations. Six Congress MLAs and an DMK MLA resigned back to back since mid-January.
On Monday, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy tendered his resignation as Congress lost the floor test. He accused the BJP of conspiring to topple his govt. He also accused former LG of Puducherry Kiran Bedi of colluding with opposition. He said that people of the Union Territory will teach a lesson to the NDA in upcoming elections.