Just before the Puducherry assembly elections, bad news has come for the Congress. The election has less than two months left and the Narayanasamy government of the present Congress of Puducherry has collapsed. CM Narayanasamy could not prove a majority in the assembly during the floor test after the resignation of 5 MLAs. After this, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy has submitted his resignation to the Lieutenant Governor.
In fact, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Saundararajan had asked V Narayanasamy to prove his majority in the House. But before the floor test, Congress and DMK MLAs walked out of the House, after which the speaker declared that the government had failed to prove its majority.
Government came under threat after the resignation of 5 MLAs
Let me tell you that before this, 4 Congress MLAs had resigned, while on Sunday, MLA Laxmi Narayanan of the MLA announced to leave the party. Not only this, an MLA from the ally party DMK also resigned. After which the government was reduced to a minority.
Before the floor test in the Assembly, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy lashed out at the Central Government and former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. They said,
Former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and the Central Government along with the opposition tried to bring down the government. Because of the solidarity of our MLAs, we have been running the government for the last 5 years. The central government has cheated the people of Puducherry by not giving funds despite requests from our side.
In the 33-member Assembly of the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Congress left only 9 MLAs due to 5 Congress MLAs leaving the party and 1 MLA was thrown out due to anti-party activities, along with DMK’s 1 MLA Venkatesan After the resignation, the Congress now has the support of 12 MLAs in terms of number force. While the opposition parties have 14 MLAs.
Calculation of Assembly seats in Puducherry
In Puducherry, 33 members are elected for 30 seats in the assembly, while 3 members are nominated by the President. In the 2016 assembly election, Congress won 15 seats, while AINRC won 7, AIDMK 4 and DMK won 3 seats. At the same time, there are BJP MLAs on 3 seats nominated in the House.
Congress is the largest party, but the government was formed with support
In the 2016 elections, Congress became the most party by winning 15 seats and was running the government with the support of 3 and 1 independent MLA of DMK.