Puducherry Floor Test Today LIVE: In a massive setback for the Congress-led government ahead of the forthcoming polls in the Union Territory, chief minister Narayanasamy lost the majority in the Assembly on Monday. The floor test comes after two Congress MLAs A John Kumar and Lakshmi Narayanan and DMK MLA K Venkatesan resigned from their Assembly membership. Speaking in the Assembly, ahead of the trust vote, the chief minister had lambasted former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, accusing her of colluding with the Opposition to topple his government. Also Read - Prove Corruption Charges or Face Criminal Defamation Suit, Narayanasamy Hits Back at Amit Shah
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12:22 PM: The Speaker’s ruling is incorrect. BJP govt at the Centre, NR Congress & AIADMK have succeeded in dislodging our govt by using voting power used by 3 nominated members. This is murder of democracy. The people of Puducherry and this country will teach them a lesson: V.Narayanasamy
12:08 AM: Puducherry Chief Minister submits resignation to the Lieutenant Governor after losing majority in the Assembly
11:36 AM: CM Narayanasamy walked out of the Assembly.
11: 30 AM: Ahead of forthcoming polls in the UT, Puducherry CM Narayanasamy lost trust vote in the Assembly.
11:13 AM: We formed the government with the support of DMK and independent MLAs. After that, we faced various elections. We have won all the by-elections. It is clear that people of Puducherry trust us, said Puducherry CM V.Narayanasamy in the Assembly.
11:10 AM: In Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, we follow the two language system but BJP is trying forcibly to implement Hindi, said Puducherry CM V.Narayanasamy in the assembly.
11:00 AM: MLAs should stay loyal to the party. MLAs who have resigned will not be able to face the people as people will call them opportunists, said Puducherry CM V.Narayanasamy in the assembly.
On Sunday, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy held a meeting with Congress and DMK MLAs to discuss further strategy. Briefing the reporters, Narayanasamy had said, “I held a meeting with ministers, MLAs of Congress and DMK, MPs and other party leaders today. We discussed the strategy to be adopted in the Legislative Assembly tomorrow. We have decided to disclose our strategy on the floor of the House.” Puducherry is going to Assembly polls later this year. The dates are yet to be announced.