Union Cabinet approves Prez rule in Puducherry

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved President’s rule in Puducherry.
The decision followed the fall of the Congress government in Puducherry.

Chief Minister V Narayansamy-led Congress government had failed to prove its majority in Puducherry Assembly earlier this week.

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.

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