With the resignation of Kamaraj Nagar MLA A John Kumar, the energy of the ruling Congress comes right down to 10 and each the treasury and the Opposition will now have 14 members every
Puducherry: One extra ruling Congress legislator A John Kumar, a detailed confidant of Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy, resigned his MLA publish on Tuesday, in yet one more jolt to the ruling Congress dispensation forward of the Assembly polls due in few months.
Kumar, who was elected from the Kamaraj Nagar constituency in 2019 bypoll, is the fourth Congress lawmaker to tender his resignation forward of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s go to to Puducherry on Wednesday to kick-start the Congress ballot marketing campaign.
His resignation comes shut on the heels of senior celebration legislator Malladi Krishna Rao, who had earlier give up as Health minister, resigning from the publish of MLA on Monday.
John Kumar referred to as on Speaker VP Sivakolundhu at his workplace and handed over his handwritten letter of resignation, official sources stated. The Speaker instructed PTI he was perusing the letter and would take a call quickly. He stated he had acquired Malladi Krishna Rao’s resignation letter from the House by means of fax on Monday evening.
With his resignation, the energy of the ruling Congress within the territorial Assembly comes right down to 10 and each the treasury and the Opposition will now have 14 members every. The Assembly has 30 elected seats and three nominated seats.
Already, two ministers, A Namassivayam and Malladi Krishna Rao, and a Congress member E Theeppainjan had give up the posts of MLA over the last couple of months whereas N Dhanavelou was disqualified for alleged anti-party actions in July final 12 months.
The Congress authorities headed by V Narayanasamy has been relying on the assist of the three-member DMK and a lone Independent legislator from Mahe N Ramachandran.
On the Opposition aspect, AINRC has seven members whereas AIADMK has 4 and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has three, who’re nominated members. The Congress had received 15 Assembly seats within the 2016 Assembly polls.
John Kumar first arrived on the residence of the Speaker at hand over his resignation. But he was requested by the Speaker to come back to his workplace within the Assembly campus for submission of his letter. Kumar then drove to the workplace of the Speaker and handed over the letter, official sources stated.
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