President’s rule imposed in Puducherry

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New Delhi, 25 February: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday approved President’s rule in Puducherry.

Earlier, the proposal for imposition of President’s rule in Puducherry was approved in the Union Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

After the consent of President Ram Nath Kovind on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet, President’s rule has come into force in Puducherry today.

In fact, in Puducherry, some members of the ruling Congress resigned from the party, after which the government there was reduced to a minority.

However, the BJP and its allies did not stake claim to form the government in the union territory. For this reason the Assembly was dissolved on the recommendation of the Deputy Governor. Elections are to be held in Puducherry in three months.

It is notable that Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and his cabinet members submitted their resignations to Deputy Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan even before the vote was split after a vote of confidence on February 22.