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Narayanasamy to be Puducherry CM

nation Updated: May 29, 2016 06:45 IST

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI: Former union minister V Narayanasamy will be the new chief minister of Puducherry. He was elected as the Congress Legislature Party leader at a meeting attended by former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and party general secretary Mukul Wasnik.

Narayanasamy had not contested the just-concluded elections and the move to name him as CM is bound to cause tensions among the already fractured Congress in the union territory. Reports suggested that supporters of a party section protested the decision and went on a rampage damaging buses.

First Published: May 29, 2016 06:45 IST