BJP, Allies Won't Stake Claim In Puducherry, President's Rule Likely

BJP, Allies Won't Stake Claim In Puducherry, President's Rule Likely

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February 24, 2021

The BJP and its allies will not stake claim to form government in Puducherry, sources said today, days after the Congress government collapsed in the union territory. Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has recommended President's rule, according to sources.

New Delhi, 24 February 2021

Ms Soundararajan has sent her letter of recommendation which will be cleared in the cabinet meeting today, sources told NDTV. The V Narayanasamy government lost power on Monday, just three months before the assembly election, after the Congress-DMK coalition fell short of the majority mark of 14 in the 26-member assembly after six resignations. Five Congress and one DMK MLA had quit. Two of the MLAs who quit Congress have switched to the BJP and more are expected to follow. Mr Narayanasamy resigned after he lost a trust vote in the assembly last Thursday. Mr Narayanasamy accused the opposition BJP and NR Congress - the biggest opposition party - 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.

Source - NDTV


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