All the political turbulence going on from the past few days in Puducherry ended with the V Narayanasamy-led Congress government collapsing today after losing its majority. Followed by a series of resignations from Congress which led to the government to face a trust of vote, Chief minister was forced to resign.
Narayanasamy later submitted his resignation to in-charge lieutenant governor Tamilisai Soundarrajan. The development coincided with the party leader Rahul Gandhi visiting Puducherry to set the vibe for upcoming polls due by May.
With the Congress losing power, the rival NR Congress-led alliance, which has 14 MLAs, may be asked to form government with just three months to the polls. The Lieutenant Governor may also call for President’s rule.
In this case, Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, a former Tamil Nadu state president of the BJP, may take the decision to dissolve the government. There is a high possibility that the Lt Governor can send a report to the Centre recommending President’s Rule in Puducherry.
If so, the Centre’s control over Puducherry might continue during and after the polls as well which might turn the situations in favour of Modi-led central government. The same was reiterated by many of the Congress leaders including the Chief Minister who accused the BJP of trying to topple his government adopting the “Operation Kamala”.
It can be noted that Puducherry was the only Congress-ruled Union Territory in south India.