In the Union Territory of Puducherry, the V. Narayanasamy led Congress government was reduced to a minority with the resignation of a congress MLA. Mr. John Kumar elected from Kamaraj Nagar constituency resigned today. Chief Minister Mr.Narayanasamy has no other option but to resign. And it is to be noted that the term of the government is expiring on June 8.
Few days back Puducherry Public Works Minister A Namasivayam and Oosudu constituency MLA Theepainthan resigned their posts and joined BJP. Former health minister Malaldi Krishna Rao resigned his MLA post yesterday, reducing the strength of the 33 member territorial assembly to 29. Even then, the ruling congress had a strength of 15 against the 14 of the opposition.
Now with the resignation of John Kumar the strength of both the ruling side and opposition are the same 14 members. Of the total strength 33 (including three BJP nominated members ) the strength was reduced to 28 with the resignation of four and disqualification of one member. Congress 10, DMK 3, Independent 1 member with a total of 14 members and Opposition – N R Congress -7, AIADMK – 4 , BJP (nominated ) – 3 is also having 14 members. It may be noted that the nominated members got voting right as per a supreme court order.