- In the face of elections, the Congress government collapsed in Pondicherry
- Pondicherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy lost the confidence vote on Monday
- The Congress government has failed to prove a majority, the speaker announced
On the same day, V Narayanaswamy said, ‘BJP is trying to force Hindi in Pondicherry. MLAs should be loyal to the party. Those who have resigned are opportunists.
Congress MLA Laxminararan resigned on Sunday. He has been elected four times as a Congress MLA. In his resignation letter, he said that he was not getting due importance in the party. So the decision to resign. On the other hand, MLA Venkatesh of the Congress alliance partner DMK decided to leave the party on the same day. However, he has not yet revealed the reason for his resignation.
Following the resignation, Congress now held only 12 of the 26 seats in Pondicherry. John Kumar, a Congress MLA from Pondicherry, recently resigned. It was then that the Congress lost its majority. After John Kumar’s resignation, the Congress-DMK and AIADMK-BJP alliance had 14 MLAs in the 33-seat assembly in Pondicherry. However, the ruling coalition lost its majority after the resignations of these two MLAs.
Kiran Bedi has recently been removed from the post of Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry. Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has taken over the post in his place. In the face of the election, there was a lot of speculation about the removal of Kiran Bedi. The manner in which the Congress government collapsed in Pondicherry in the run-up to the elections is believed to have taken a crucial turn in the political direction.
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