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Day ahead of Puducherry floor test, one more Congress MLA quits

Only a day earlier than the ground check within the Meeting, the disaster for Congress in Puducherry deepened with another MLA resigning on Sunday. Congress legislator Okay Lakshminarayanan, who had been elected from the Raj Bhavan constituency, handed over his resignation letter to Puducherry Meeting Speaker VP Sivakozhundu on the latter’s residence.

“I took this resolution as a result of the get together didn’t give me due recognition within the authorities and within the organisation,” Lakshminarayanan informed reporters. Later, he additionally resigned from the get together membership.

On being requested if he’ll be part of every other get together, he stated, “I might be becoming a member of, as per resolution of individuals of my constituency.”

With Lakshminarayanan’s resignation, the power of the Congress get together within the Meeting has been now diminished to 13, which is one wanting the bulk mark. The opposition has 14 MLAs within the 33-member Home which has 5 vacancies.

4 Congress MLAs, together with ex-ministers A Namassivayam (now in BJP) and Malladi Krishna Rao, had give up, whereas one other get together legislator was earlier disqualified.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, handed over further cost of Puducherry, had on Thursday directed Narayanasamy to show majority by ordering a ground check on February 22.

Lakshminarayanan’s resignation comes on a day when the ruling get together members are slated to satisfy below the Chief Minister to debate the longer term plan of action although comparable discussions on February 18 yielded no outcomes.

Earlier Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, with whom the federal government has had a long-running battle, was eliminated and the extra cost handed over to Soundararajan.

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy has stated that Bedi’s removing was “a protracted pending demand of the Puducherry folks”. Bedi, he stated, “was behaving in an autocratic method, violating the foundations of enterprise, attempting to run a parallel authorities, (and) issuing impartial orders in opposition to the desires of the elected authorities…”

The event occurred on the identical day Narayanasamy’s authorities appeared to have misplaced majority following the resignation of two MLAs in two days.

[With inputs from PTI]

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