He said that it is now up to the Lt. Governor to decide on his resignation. However, he did not respond to his forward strategy. Narayanasamy, while targeting the Speaker, expressed surprise as to why he did not put the motion of confidence for division.
Puducherry The Congress government collapsed in Puducherry on Monday due to the resignation of Chief Minister V Narayanasamy before voting on the motion of confidence. Recently, the union government was reduced to a minority due to the resignation of several Congress MLAs and a DMK MLA who is supporting from outside. Narayanasamy met Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Sundararajan and submitted his resignation to the four-member cabinet. The government currently has a strength of 11 and the opposition 14 in the House. Assembly elections are to be held in the state in April-May. After Puducherry’s government fell, only three states – Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – have survived, with the Congress ruling on its own. Senior Congress leader Narayanasamy said that the motion of confidence motion presented by him was not put up by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly VP Sivakolundhu for division of votes and the remarks of the Speaker were “wrong and invalid” that the motion of confidence was rejected. He said that legal experts would be consulted on the matter. He called the incidents related to the nominated members’ franchise issue a “murder of democracy”. The nominated members are with the BJP. MK Stalin, the chief of the DMK, an ally of the Congress, also targeted Narayanasamy for targeting the opposition for the downfall of the government and for upholding democracy. NR Congress chief and Leader of Opposition N Rangasamy said that he had no intention of presenting a claim to form the government and would be discussed further. Sundararajan had called a special day-long session on Monday and his agenda was unwavering.
We formed the government with the support of DMK and independent MLAs. After that, we faced various elections. We have won all the by-elections. It is clear that people of Puducherry trust us: Puducherry CM V.Narayanasamy in assembly pic.twitter.com/mrnsN2xxFh
– ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2021
Significantly, the opposition had last week submitted an application to them that due to the resignation of the MLAs, the government has come to a minority. After the resignation of two more MLAs on Sunday, the number of those who resigned from the ruling party had risen to three in the last few days. In the same month, a total of six people have resigned from the Congress-DMK ruling party. On Sunday, Congress member K.K. Lakshminarayanan and DMK member K.K. Venkatesan had resigned. Currently, according to the number of members in the House, the position of the parties is as follows … Congress (nine including Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), DMK (two), All India NR Congress (seven), AIADMK (four) BJP (three, all nominated members , With the franchise) and an independent (who were with the government). Seven seats are vacant in the house. Among those who resigned, former minister A. Namasivay (now in BJP) and Malladi Krishna Rao. Narayanasamy attacked the Narendra Modi-led central government and former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Monday. He walked out of the assembly along with his colleagues after a debate on the issue of franchise of nominated members in the House. The Speaker then announced that the motion of confidence vote presented by the Chief Minister had been rejected in the morning. However, the opinion of the MLAs was not taken by voice vote or division. Narayanasamy later said, “Only elected members can vote in the House, our view was not accepted by the Speaker.” So we walked out of the House and met the Lieutenant Governor and submitted his resignation and that of the Cabinet.
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He said that it is now up to the Lt. Governor to decide on his resignation. However, he did not respond to his forward strategy. Narayanasamy, while targeting the Speaker, expressed surprise as to why he did not put the motion of confidence for division. He emphasized that the nominated members did not have voting rights. He said that RK R Anandaraman, the whip of the ruling party, raised the right to vote with the Speaker, but he did not respond. He said, “And when he did not accept it, I said that we are going to walk out and going to meet the Lt. Governor and hand over the resignation.” But after the walkout, the chairman rejected the proposal. They did not follow the rules… should have been divided. Even though we did walk out, the Speaker should have split the vote. “Narayanasamy said, he did not follow the procedure. Therefore, the decision of the Speaker is wrong and invalid. This is a legal issue. Therefore experts will be consulted. ”Earlier in the motion of confidence, Narayanasamy accused the central government and the opposition here that they were responsible for disrupting the implementation of welfare schemes proposed by the elected government in the union territory. He accused Kiran Bedi of conspiring against the government in various matters including revenue generation.
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