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The Congress coalition government in Puducherry faces the challenge of passing the floor test in the assembly on Monday. The state government has suffered several setbacks in the last few weeks. On Sunday, another Congress MLA from DMK resigned from the post. The state government has come down from the required figure for the majority to 12. The total strength of the assembly is 33. Congress legislator K Lakshminarayanan and DMK MLA Venkatesan announced their resignations on Sunday. By that time, the opposition had 14 MLAs. The total figure is now 26 after the resignation of a total of seven MLAs in the assembly. In this way the majority figure has reached 14. Four Congress MLAs, including former ministers A Namasivayam and Krishna Rao, have resigned from the post. At the same time, one MLA was fired last year due to anti-party activities.

In the 33-member assembly, there are 30 elected seats and three are nominated members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Congress currently has nine MLAs. They also include Assembly Speaker SP Sivakolundi, who is not allowed to vote unless there is a tie. The Congress has the support of two DMK MLAs and an independent MLA elected from Mahe. The opposition has seven MLAs from the All India NR Congress led by former Chief Minister N. Rangasamy, and four belong to the AIADMK. There are also nominated members of the BJP, who will be allowed to vote.

Telangana Governor Tamilasai Sundararajan, who was given additional charge of Puducherry on Tuesday last week, directed Narayanasamy on Thursday to prove his majority by ordering a floor test on 22 February. The resignations of two more MLAs came on Sunday when members of the ruling coalition met the Chief Minister to discuss the future. At the same time, the current MLA will meet for an hour on Monday. A Congress leader from Puducherry said, “We have to take a decision on joining the trust vote or submitting our resignation to the Lieutenant Governor (LG).”

Lieutenant Governor Sundararajan has asked the ruling coalition to prove majority by 5 pm. Even if all the ruling MLAs are present, the Congress-led government will lag behind the majority figure with 11 votes. A senior Congress leader said on condition of anonymity, “Elections are less than two months away so we will work towards elections, where people will give us a majority.” A senior BJP leader from Puducherry said that they would not claim to form the government. In a week, the election dates will be announced, so what is the point of running the government for about 60 days? ”

At the same time, political analysts on this issue say that the Congress can turn this crisis into an emotional issue. Political commentator Rabindran Durisamy said, “It is clear that Narayanasamy will not be able to win the trust vote, so he can use the floor test to highlight his achievements and talk of the upcoming election.”


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