Puducherry Floor Test Updates: Congress accuses BJP at Centre of toppling Narayanasamy govt

Puducherry Floor Test Updates: Dinesh Gundu Rao, AICC in-charge of the Union Territory said the people of Puducherry will give a befitting reply in the upcoming elections

Press Trust of India February 22, 2021 14:32:34 IST
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Puducherry Floor Test Updates: Congress accuses BJP at Centre of toppling Narayanasamy govt

File image of V Narayanasamy. News18

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13:51 (ist)

Congress' Puducherry in-charge blames BJP

AICC in-charge for Puducherry Dinesh Gundu Rao on Twitter lashed out at the BJP, accusing the party of "killing democracy" yet again. "Using ED, IT and  other agencies, spending crores of rupees they have toppled an elected government. The Congress will go to the people, the people of Puducherry will give a befitting reply in the elections," he tweeted. Meanwhile, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, along with a video of BJP workers celebrating, tweeted: "Puducherry is celebrating as it becomes free from the misgovernance and  corruption-ridden regime of Congress. This moment will be marked as a significant milestone in the growth trajectory of #ProsperousPuducherry."

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Feb 22, 2021 - 14:28 (IST)

BJP only undermining democracy, says Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot called the developments in Puducherry as most unfortunate and accused the BJP of undermining democracy in the country. "What has happened in Puducherry is most unfortunate and yet another case of how BJP is destabilising Congress government to grab power through unethical means. First, they created problems in running the administration through the Lieutenant Governor and now this has happened," he said in a series of tweets.

"The people are watching what tactics BJP is adopting and the party will be taught a lesson by electorates in the next elections in Puducherry," he said.

Feb 22, 2021 - 14:16 (IST)

MK Stalin slams BJP, lauds Narayansamy

DMK chief MK Stalin slammed the BJP for murdering democracy yet again and praised Narayansamy.

Feb 22, 2021 - 13:51 (IST)

Congress' Puducherry in-charge blames BJP

AICC in-charge for Puducherry Dinesh Gundu Rao on Twitter lashed out at the BJP, accusing the party of "killing democracy" yet again. "Using ED, IT and  other agencies, spending crores of rupees they have toppled an elected government. The Congress will go to the people, the people of Puducherry will give a befitting reply in the elections," he tweeted. Meanwhile, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, along with a video of BJP workers celebrating, tweeted: "Puducherry is celebrating as it becomes free from the misgovernance and  corruption-ridden regime of Congress. This moment will be marked as a significant milestone in the growth trajectory of #ProsperousPuducherry."

Feb 22, 2021 - 13:42 (IST)

Narayansamy submitted resignation to Lt Governor

Feb 22, 2021 - 13:39 (IST)

Will not stake claim to form govt at this stage, says Puducherry BJP chief

 BJP state unit president V Saminathan.told the Hindustan Times that the party will not try to form a government at this stage but said that the NDA will form a government after the forthcoming elections. "With the people’s blessings in the forthcoming elections and [Prime Minister Narendra] Modiji’s leadership, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form a government with BJP and its alliance partners All India NR Congress and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in May and build a new bright future for the people of Puducherry,” the report quotes Saminathan as saying.

Feb 22, 2021 - 13:18 (IST)

AAP slams Congress

The Aam Aadmi Party slammed the Congress after its government collapsed in Puducherry, saying " They cant save their own government. How will the Congress save the country?"

Feb 22, 2021 - 13:09 (IST)

BJP leaders target Rahul Gandhi

A section of BJP leaders on Twitter blamed Rahul Gandhi for the collapse of the Puducherry government. Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan tweeted: "V Narayanasamy led Congress loses majority in floor test. Alliance leaders walked out may be because Rahul Gandhi termed fishermen as the 'farmers of the sea' while addressing a gathering in Puducherry and claimed that they didn't have representation while some others mocked Rahul over his 'midas touch'.

Feb 22, 2021 - 12:40 (IST)

Speaker's ruling incorrect, says Narayansamy

After submitting his resignation, Narayansamy said the the Speaker's ruling was incorrect and also slammed the BJP, AIADMK and the AINRC. " This is murder of democracy." ANI quotes him as saying.

Feb 22, 2021 - 12:04 (IST)

V Narayansamy submits resignation to L-G

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy submitted his resignation to Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan soon after his government lost the trust vote in the Assembly, News18 reported.

He said that apart from his ministers, Congress and DMK MLAs and an Independent legislator have also tendered their resignations.

After submitting his resignation, he said, "A government elected by the people has been toppled by the BJP, NR Congress and the AIADMK. In the coming elections, the people of Puducherry will teach the Opposition parties a lesson."

Feb 22, 2021 - 11:41 (IST)

Narayanasamy govt loses majority in floor test

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy will submit his resignation after his government failed to prove majority on the floor of the House.

Puducherry Floor Test LATEST News and Updates: AICC in-charge for Puducherry Dinesh Gundu Rao on Twitter lashed out at the BJP, accusing the party of "killing democracy" yet again. "Using ED, IT and other agencies, spending crores of rupees they have toppled an elected government. The Congress will go to the people, the people of Puducherry will give a befitting reply in the elections," he tweeted.

After submitting his resignation, Narayansamy called Speaker VP Sivakozhundu's decision incorrect and alleged that the Opposition dislodged his government by using the voting power of three nominated MLAs.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy submitted his resignation to Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan soon after his government lost the trust vote in the Assembly.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy seeks a confidence vote, insisting that the Congress-led government still has majority.

Two more MLAs of the Congress-DMK alliance in Puducherry resigned on Sunday, delivering yet another jolt to Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, a day before he is scheduled to face a floor test in the Assembly to prove his majority.

The resignation by Congress MLA K Lakshminarayanan and DMK legislator Venkatesan further reduced the strength of the ruling alliance to 11, while the Opposition has 14 MLAs in the 33-member Assembly, which has seven vacancies.

Lakshminarayanan and Venkatesan submitted their resignation letters separately to Assembly Speaker VP Sivakolundhu at his residence, they both said.

Speaking to reporters, Lakshminarayanan said, "this government led by Narayanasamy has lost majority."

He said he has also resigned from the party membership.

Later, Venkatesan told the media that he had quit the post of MLA only and continued to be in the DMK.

"... I was not able to meet the needs of the people in my constituency since there was no allocation of funds under the MLA Local Area Development fund," he said.

Four Congress MLAs, including ex-ministers A Namassivayam (now in BJP) and Malladi Krishna Rao had quit, while another party legislator was earlier disqualified.

Narayanasamy's confidante A John Kumar had resigned this week.

Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, handed over additional charge of Puducherry, had on Thursday directed Narayanasamy to prove majority by ordering a floor test on 22 February.

The resignation of two MLAs' comes on a day when the ruling party members are slated to meet the chief minister to discuss the future course of action, though similar discussions on 18 February yielded no results.

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