Puducherry Floor Test News Updates: Congress loses another fortress, CM Narayanasamy resigns as Chief Minister

Puducherry Floor Test Latest Update, Puducherry Floor Test Today News: With flurry of resignations, the coalition government’s strength had come down to 11 against opposition’s 14 in the 33-member House. The government had slipped into minority last week following the resignation of Congress MLA John Kumar.

Floor Test in Puducherry Today News Updates: V Narayanasamy has submitted his resignation as the Congress-DMK government lost the majority in the Assembly. With flurry of resignations, the coalition government’s strength had come down to 11 against opposition’s 14 in the 33-member House. The government had slipped into minority last week following the resignation of Congress MLA John Kumar.

After his departure, the Opposition demanded that the chief minister conduct a floor test to prove his majority. As the developments unfolded, the Centre removed Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and brought in Tamilisai Soundararajan. Soon after taking over, Soundararajan ordered a floor test to be conducted on February 22.

On Sunday, Congress member K Lakshminarayanan and DMK’s K Venkatesan resigned from the assembly. Lakshminarayanan said the government lacked majority in the wake of the spate of resignations while Venkatesan hit out at the administration for not providing funds to meet people’s requirements.

As of today, Congress has 9 MLAs (including Speaker), DMK 2, All-India NR Congress 7, AIADMK 4, BJP 3 (all nominated with voting rights) and 1 independent who has supported the government. There are seven vacancies. Ahead of the floor test, Independent MLA V Ramachandran had said he was supporting the existing government. “I don’t want to change my opinion. I think the existing minister will not have majority support in the assembly,” Ramachandran said.

There is flaw in Speaker’s procedure, claims Narayanasamy

Narayanasamy: House was summoned on my request and motion was taken up. One of our members raised the issue that the nominated members have no voting rights…The 3 nominated members were told to support the Opposition’s stand. Since they were made to vote we walked out of House, went to Lt Governor and submitted resignation. Since ruling party was not there, Speaker should have taken the vote of Opposition and declared that Confidence motion has been defeated. There is flaw in his procedure

Speaker’s ruling is incorrect, says Narayanasamy after resigning as CM

Puducherry crisis: The Speaker’s ruling is incorrect. BJP governmentt at the Centre, NR Congress and AIADMK have succeeded in dislodging our government by using voting power used by three nominated members. This is murder of democracy. The people of Puducherry and this country will teach them a lesson: V.Narayanasamy after resiging as chief minister. 

CM Narayanasamy loses trust vote in Assembly, Congress government falls

Floor Test in Puducherry Today: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy is set to resign as the Congress-DMK government lost the majority in the Assembly. With flurry of resignations, the coalition government’s strength had come down to 11 against opposition’s 14 in the 33-member House. The government had slipped into minority last week following the resignation of Congress MLA John Kumar.

LG, Centre colluded with Opposition to topple Congress-DMK govt: Narayanasamy in Assembly

V.Narayanasamy in Assembly: We formed the government with the support of DMK and independent MLAs. After that, we faced various elections. We have won all the by-elections. It is clear that people of Puducherry trust us. Former LG Kiran Bedi and Central Government colluded with the Opposition and tried to topple the government. As our MLAs stayed united we managed to pull off the last 5 years. The Centre has betrayed the people of Puducherry by not granting funds we requested

Puducherry chief minister Narayanasamy held a meeting with the Congress and DMK MLAs and others on Sunday. After meeting, he said the discussions centered around the strategy to be adopted in the House on Monday. “No final decision was taken by the participants at today’s meeting… ministers and legislators of the Congress DMK alliance attended and they only discussed the strategy to be adopted on Monday,” the chief minister said. While ‘several suggestions” were put forth in the meeting, it was “unanimously decided” that the coalition MLAs will meet on Monday again before the start of the special session of the House to take final decision.  

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