The collapse of the V Narayanasamy-led authorities in Puducherry led to a disagreement over Rahul Gandhi’s management of the Congress social gathering and the BJP’s ‘corrupt politics’
The collapse of the V Narayanasamy-led government in Puducherry led to a disagreement over Rahul Gandhi’s management of the Congress social gathering and the BJP’s ‘corrupt politics’.
The BJP’s Puducherry unit additionally made the social gathering’s subsequent plan of action clear within the aftermath of Narayanasamy’s resignation. An article in Hindustan Times quoted the saffron social gathering’s Puducherry chief as saying, “We will not try and form a government at this stage. With the people’s blessings in the forthcoming elections and (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji’s leadership, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form a government with BJP and its alliance partners All India NR Congress and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in May and build a new bright future for the people of Puducherry.”
Meanwhile, BJP leaders took jibes at Rahul Gandhi over the developments in Puducherry. The social gathering’ IT cell chief Amit Malviya said on Twitter, “Rahul Gandhi went to Puducherry and true to his midas touch, Congress loses its government in the UT…After Congress lost its government in Puducherry, its presence has shrunk to just 3 states – Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. In Jharkhand and Maharashtra, it is as good as on the margin. It’s just a matter of time before Rahul Gandhi achieves, which no other Gandhi has.”
In an analogous vein, political analyst Shehzad Poonawala remarked —
Rahul Gandhi goes to Puducherry on 17th Feb
Puducherry govt falls at the moment
Ok then ! https://t.co/jVOnj4EBke
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) February 22, 2021
In response, Gaurav Pandhi, the Congress’ National Co-ordinator for Social Media, remarked —
To start with Puducherry is a ‘Union Territory’ @amitmalviya, not state.
Secondly, folks of Puducherry can see via BJP’s corrupt politics of felling Govts utilizing muscle & cash very clearly and can repose their religion in Congress, with larger majority, within the upcoming polls pic.twitter.com/ScO4msXWcb
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) February 22, 2021
Rahul Gandhi had visited Puducherry last week to kickstart the Congress’ ballot marketing campaign.
Reacting to the collapse of the Puducherry authorities, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned —
What BJP is doing is barely undermining democracy within the nation. The persons are watching what techniques BJP is adopting & the social gathering can be taught a lesson by electorates within the subsequent elections in #Puducherry.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) February 22, 2021
Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Congress’ in-charge for Puducherry mentioned —
.@BJP4India kills democracy once more.
Using ED, IT & different companies, spending crores of rupees they’ve toppled an elected govt.@INCIndia will go to the folks, the folks of #Puducherry will give a befitting reply within the elections.https://t.co/9qxKa27ie3
— Dinesh Gundu Rao/ದಿನೇಶ್ ಗುಂಡೂರಾವ್ (@dineshgrao) February 22, 2021
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy submitted his resignation to Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan after strolling out of the Assembly in protest forward of the belief vote.
After submitting his resignation, Narayansamy slammed the BJP, AIADMK and the AINRC. ” This is murder of democracy.” ANI quoted him as saying.
He additional mentioned, “A government elected by the people has been toppled by the BJP, NR Congress and the AIADMK. In the coming elections, the people of Puducherry will teach the Opposition parties a lesson.”
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