Narayanasamy to stake claim to form government in Puducherry tomorrow

Narayanasamy to stake claim to form government in Puducherry tomorrow

Narayanasamy did not contest the May 16 Assembly polls in Puducherry

Chief Minister-Designate of Puducherry V Narayanasamy called on DMK President M Karunanidhi and obtained his party’s letter of support for forming the government in the neighboring Union Territory, at his residence in Chennai

Senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy, who was unanimously elected as the CLP leader, would meet Lt Governor Kiran Bedi here tomorrow to stake claim to become the Chief Minister of Puducherry.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the swearing-in-ceremony of the new Lt Governor at Raj Nivas in Puducherry, Narayanasamy told reporters that he would meet Bedi at 10 a.m tomorrow to hand over the letter staking claim to form the government.

Narayanasamy was elected leader of the 15-member Congress Legislature party yesterday. Congress has the support of the two-member DMK in the 30-member Assembly.

Earlier, he had called on DMK president M Karunanidhi at Chennai and obtained his party’s letter of support for forming the government.

Narayanasamy, who did not contest the May 16 Assembly polls in which Congress-DMK alliance secured a simple majority of 17 in the 30-member House, said Karunanidhi handed over the DMK’s letter of support of its two MLAs to him during the meeting.

“We will give that letter to Lieutenant Governor (of Puducherry) and stake claim to form the government,” he had said.

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