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.

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