Puducherry Floor Test Highlights: Narayanasamy explains walkout from assembly
Puducherry's Congress-led govt on Monday lost trust vote in the legislative assembly resulting in its fall. The floor test was necessitated as the govt lost six MLAs since January, including two on Feb 21, which resulted in it losing majority. In all, the ruling coalition had lost seven MLAs since last July (six Congress, one DMK). The Congress' strength in the 33-member assembly is down to 9, including the Speaker, while that of the ruling alliance, including the party, is at 12. Ally DMK, one of whose MLAs quit on Feb 21, is at two while one independent lawmaker supported the govt.
CM V Narayanasamy of the Congress faced a challenging task as the Opposition had fourteen members in the House, where the effective strength had come down to 26, with fourteen becoming the majority mark. Of the five Congress MLAs who resigned since January, two were ministers, one of whom joined the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Total two Congress lawmakers have joined the BJP, both of whom quit last month. The Union territory of Puducherry is likely to go to polls in April/May.
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Feb 22, 2021 04:50 PM IST
BJP destabilizing Congress govts using unethical means: Rajasthan CM on Puducherry developments
As the Narayanasamy government lost power in Puducherry, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday, in a tweet, accused the BJP of grabbing power by destabilising Congress governments.
Feb 22, 2021 03:52 PM IST
Walked out of House because 3 nominated members made to vote: V Narayanasamy
Since the three nominated MLAs were made to vote we, walked out of House, went to L-G and submitted resignation: Former Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy
Feb 22, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Puducherry third Cong govt to collapse in three years
Puducherry is the third state or Union territory where a Congress govt has collapsed, in three straight years. It lost its govt in Madhya Pradesh in March 2020 and in Karnataka in July 2019. In July 2020, it avoided a similar outcome in Rajasthan.
Feb 22, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Narayanasamy submits resignation to L-G Soundararajan
V Narayanasamy submits letter of resignation as CM, as well as that of his Council of ministers, to L-G Tamilisai Soundararajan, who assumed charge last week and ordered the floor test.
Feb 22, 2021 01:23 PM IST
What's next in Puducherry as govt falls?
The defeat of the V Narayanasami-led Congress govt in Puducherry in the trust vote on Monday was a foregone conclusion. But it will have larger consequences for the Congress that is already riddled with crises.
Feb 22, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Won't stake claim to form govt in Puducherry, says BJP
We will not try and form a govt at this stage. With the people's blessings in the upcoming elections and under PM Modi's leadership, the BJP and its allies will come to power in May: V Saminathan, Puducherry BJP president
Feb 22, 2021 01:06 PM IST
'How will it save country?': AAP takes jibe at Congress
"Congress can't spare time from making its own governments collapse. How will it save the country?" tweets Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Feb 22, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Speaker's ruling incorrect, this is 'murder' of democracy: Narayanasamy
The Speaker's ruling is incorrect. BJP govt at the Centre, NR Congress and AIADMK have succeeded in dislodging our govt by using voting power used by three nominated members. This is murder of democracy. The people of Puducherry and this country will teach them a lesson: V Narayanasamy, according to ANI.
Feb 22, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Have submitted resignation to Speaker, says Narayanasamy
We have submitted our resignations to the Speaker, says Puducherry CM Narayanasamy as his govt loses floor test in the legislative assembly.
Feb 22, 2021 11:47 AM IST
Puducherry govt falls after losing trust vote
Congress-led government in Puducherry falls after CM V Narayanasamy loses trust vote in the legislative assembly.
Feb 22, 2021 11:28 AM IST
Govt has failed to prove majority, announces Speaker
As Narayanasamy and Congress-led alliance walk out, Speaker announces that the government has failed to prove its majority in the House.
Feb 22, 2021 11:25 AM IST
Govt has lost majority, announces Speaker VP Sivakolundhu
Puducherry legislative assembly speaker VP Sivakolundhu announces that Congress-led govt of V Narayanasamy has lost majority on the floor of the House.
Feb 22, 2021 11:07 AM IST
Where is black money, asks CM Narayanasamy
Centre during election said if we come to power, we will bring back black money and give 15 lakh in bank accounts. Where is the black money?: V Narayanasamy
Feb 22, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Puducherry likely to go to polls in April/May
The legislative assembly elections are likely to take place in Puducherry in April/May. The Congress-led coalition was victorious in the previous elections, in 2016.
Feb 22, 2021 11:00 AM IST
BJP 'forcibly' trying to implement Hindi, alleges Narayanasamy
In Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, we follow the two language system (Tamil and English) but BJP is trying forcibly to implement Hindi: V Narayanasamy, as per ANI.
Feb 22, 2021 10:34 AM IST
Late Sushma Swaraj said we deserve statehood: Narayansamy
When late former Union minister Sushma Swaraj visited Puducherry, she said that Puducherry deserves statehood, instead of just being a Union territory.
Feb 22, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Worked for people despite being 'stifled,' says Narayanasamy
PM Modi and former L-G Kiran Bedi 'stifled' us, yet we were able to work for the welfare of the people. Those elected by people must govern: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy
Feb 22, 2021 10:24 AM IST
Giving small farmers more than what PM Modi is giving: Narayanasamy
For farmers, we had waived of cooperative farm loans when we formed the government. For small farmers PM Modi is giving 6000. We are giving 37,500. Worked with MLAs on ground during Covid-19.
Feb 22, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Ahead of floor test, CM Narayanasamy addresses assembly
CM V Narayanasamy, facing possible loss of power, speaks in legislative assembly ahead of floor test. Speaks on his government's achievements and challenges during his tenure.
Feb 22, 2021 10:13 AM IST
New L-G Soundararajan on Feb 18 ordered floor test
Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundrarajan, who was given additional charge of Puducherry L-G, on Feb 18 ordered floor test for Feb 22, within hours of her swearing-in.
Feb 22, 2021 09:57 AM IST
CM Narayansamy arrives ahead of floor test in assembly
CM V Narayanasamy arrives in legislative assembly ahead of the floor test. Proceedings in House to commence shortly.
Feb 22, 2021 09:51 AM IST
I support govt, says independent MLA Ramachandran
I am supporting the existing government. I don't want to change my opinion. I think the existing minister will not have majority support in the assembly: V Ramachandran, Independent MLA
Feb 22, 2021 09:37 AM IST
CM Narayanasamy leaves for legislative assembly
CM V Narayanasamy leaves for the legislative assembly from his residence. The ruling coalition's strength in the House is down to 12. Congress has nine MLAs, DMK two while one independent MLA supports the govt.
Feb 22, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Puducherry floor test today
CM V Narayanasamy of the Congress will face a floor test in the Puducherry legislative assembly on Monday. He has time till 5pm on the day to prove majority on the floor of the House.
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