President’s rule to be enforced in Puducherry?

Puducherry: Following the fall of the Congress government led by V Narayanasamy on Monday, sources say President’s rule will be enforced in the Union Territory.

“With the election just two months away, Opposition parties are not keen on forming a government. Hence, President’s rule will be imposed,” sources added.

In a huge setback for the Congress party ahead of the Assembly elections in Puducherry, V Narayanasamy government lost its majority in the Union Territory Monday. After walking out of the Assembly, Narayanasamy tendered his resignation to Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.

Earlier in the day, speaking in the Assembly, Narayanasamy accused the opposition of trying to topple the government.

“Former LG Kiran Bedi and Central government colluded with the Opposition and tried to topple the government. It is clear that the people of Puducherry trust us. This is a government elected by the people.”

Though Narayanasamy moved the motion seeking the confidence vote minutes after the Assembly met for a special one-day session, he and his ruling side MLAs later walked out before the motion was put for voting.

 

NT Bureau