Congress Govt in Puducherry slips into minority
The Congress party led government in Union Territory Puducherry, slipped into minority after four MLAs resigned from the government in the past two days.
The Congress government had a small majority in the assembly of 30 MLAs, having 15 MLAs of it's own, 3 from DMK and one independent. Now, both the ruling government and the opposition stand at 14 MLAs each. V Narayanasamy requires one MLA to acquire the majority mark of 15, as the assembly strength has dropped to 28 members.
Two of the Congress MLAs, A Namassivayam and E.Theeppainjan, who had resigned on January 25 have now joined BJP. On Monday, Malladi Krishna Rao quit and today, John Kumar resigned as MLA. This comes only a few months before elections are scheduled in Puducherry in May this year.