The Congress government in Puducherry has collapsed after it lost the majority in the floor test. After losing the trust vote CM V Narayanasamy said : “Former LG Kiran Bedi and Central Government colluded with the Opposition and tried to topple the government. As our MLAs stayed united we managed to pull off the last 5 yrs. The Centre has betrayed the people of Puducherry by not granting funds we requested. ”
The one-day special session of the Puducherry Assembly. Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan had summoned the Assembly, directing Chief Minister V Narayanasamy to prove his majority in a floor test after the opposition said the government has been reduced to a minority following a spate of resignations of the ruling party MLAs.
With two more MLAs, one each from the Congress and the DMK, resigning on Sunday, the strength of the ruling side further slipped to 11 in the 33-member House that has seven vacancies. The opposition has 14 legislators.