The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal by the Home Ministry to dissolve the Puducherry Assembly and impose President’s rule in the Union Territory. The decision comes days after the Congress-led government had lost power during a vote of confidence.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the decision was taken as no party claimed to form a government following the resignation of the Chief Minister.
Subsequently, the Lieutenant Governor had recommended President’s rule, he said.
“After the President’s assent, the Assembly will get dissolved…further steps for administrative work would be taken soon,” he said.
He said the model code of conduct was expected to come into effect soon after the Election Commission announces the dates for elections there, along with four other States.
Will go to people’s court: Ex-CM
“President’s rule was forced on the people of the UT by removing a government elected as per the rules and provisions in our Constitution. The BJP-ruled Centre used their three nominated legislators to overthrow a government by adopting unethical practices. A majority government was removed by engineering defections within our party and through nominated legislators. We will go to the people’s court and explain to them everything that has happened during the last four and a half years. People will give the BJP, AINRC and AIADMK a befitting reply,” former Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy told The Hindu.