Puducherry Minister to join BJP

PWD Minister Namachivayam

Chennai: In a major jolt to the ruling Congress in Puducherry, the party’s senior leader and PWD Minister Namachivayam is reportedly set to join the BJP.

Sources said that he will join BJP in the presence of the party’s president J P Nadda on 29 January.

Sources also said that a few other Congress MLAs are also all set to shift loyalties.

Namachivayam was elected from the Villianur constituency in Puducherry Legislative Assembly election in 2016. He had also served as the Puducherry Pradesh Congress president.

 

NT Bureau