Chief Minister V Narayanasamy To NDTV Amid Disaster
The Congress authorities in Puducherry has slipped right into a minority with two resignations in two days however Chief Minister V Narayanasamy mentioned at the moment he was assured of persuading the 2 leaders to remain. “Our authorities isn’t in a minority,” he asserted in an interview to NDTV.
The resignations of Malladi Krishna Rao and John Kumar, who give up back-to-back, haven’t been accepted and had been nonetheless being thought-about by the Speaker, Mr Narayanasamy mentioned. He additionally hit out on the BJP, accusing them of planning one other “operation Kamal (lotus)” – the opposition’s title for what they name the BJP’s technique of engineering defections and toppling governments – in Puducherry.
4 Congress MLAs have give up simply months earlier than Puducherry polls due by Might. A Namassivayam and E.Theeppainjan resigned on January 25. Malladi Krishna Rao give up yesterday and John Kumar, at the moment.
Of the 30 elected MLAs within the meeting, Congress had 15 members and, together with the DMK’s three and one unbiased member, was simply previous the bulk mark of 16. After the resignations, the federal government and the opposition each are at 14. The Congress has 10 members, leaving its authorities one in need of the bulk mark, which is now 15 with the meeting power dropping to 28.
Simply 4 days in the past, Malladi Krishna Rao had travelled to Delhi with Mr Narayanasamy to satisfy with President Ram Nath Kovind and request that Kiran Bedi get replaced as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
This night, Kiran Bedi was eliminated as Lieutenant Governor.
“We met the President as a result of Malladi Krishna Rao had been harassed by Kiran Bedi a number of occasions. She has focused him. She has rejected no matter proposal is said to his constituency. I’ve been preventing for him for no less than 4 years. Kiran Bedi has been interfering within the day-to-day administration of our authorities and she or he has been attempting to create issues…The individuals of Puducherry comprehend it. Opposition events had been additionally concentrating on us. It was a tough activity for me to run the federal government for 4 years and 9 months. However despite it our authorities delivered the providers to the individuals,” mentioned Mr Narayanasamy.
Mr Rao’s resignation was out of irritation with Kiran Bedi, Mr Narayanasamy claimed. “He was agitated as a result of Kiran Bedi was blocking all his tasks. He’s nonetheless with me. I’m assured I can persuade him,” he mentioned.
However Mr Rao is believed to be headed to the BJP, just like the others who give up earlier than him, and extra leaders are believed to be within the queue.
“That is the BJP’s type of functioning. They may poach and purchase MLAs. They’ve completed it in Manipur, Arunachal, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh…they’re solely buying MLAs. Disgrace on the BJP for concentrating on elected Congress governments,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
Within the 2016 polls, the BJP contested 18 of 30 seats and misplaced all.
This time, the occasion has tasked two senior leaders with managing the Puducherry polls — Arjun Meghwal and Rajiv Chandrashekhar. With Congress’s regional heavyweights approaching board, the BJP expects higher outcomes this time.
Mr Narayanasamy dismissed any risk from the BJP, saying Puducherry’s voters had been totally different. “The individuals of Puducherry solely go for secular events. They won’t assist any communal components. Individuals who be part of the BJP in Puducherry… their political profession shall be doomed.”