Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Monday that the Congress government led by V Narayanasamy would not claim to form the government in Puducherry after losing a confidence vote in the assembly.
The BJP said with the fall of the government in Puducherry, the “worst chapter” in the Union Territory’s history has closed.
Political upheaval in Puducherry comes months before the upcoming assembly elections.
“We will not try to form a government at this level. With the blessings of the people in the upcoming elections and under the leadership of [Prime Minister Narendra] Modiji, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form the government in May with the BJP and its coalition 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,” said the BJP state unit president V Saminathan.
While Narayanasamy alleged that former Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Kiran Bedi, along with the opposition, toppled his government; The BJP accused him of poor governance.
Saminathan said that in the last five years, the state’s finances had been “looted and destroyed” and the money meant for the people, which was sent from Central funds for jobs, ration, healthcare, roads, and education, has been misused.
“You saw during Rahul Gandhi’s visit how poor women had to complain about suffering during cyclones,” he said.
PM Modi is scheduled to visit the poll-bound Union Territory on February 25. Last week, Bedi, who had a tumultuous equation with the Narayanasamy government, was removed from the position of L-G and Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan was given additional charge of the Union Territory.