Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy Resigns

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Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy
Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy

The Congress government in Puducherry collapsed today after losing its majority and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy resigned. After two exits on Sunday, the government’s numbers had dropped to 12 MLAs in the house where the majority mark is 14. After a series of resignations from the Congress, Narayanasamy was asked to face a trust vote last Thursday, the day his party leader Rahul Gandhi visited Puducherry to prepare  for polls due by May.

Narayanasamy accused the opposition BJP and NR Congress of bringing down his government and also blamed former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi of “colluding with the opposition”. He resigned soon after delivering a speech in the assembly.

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