BJP will be part of the government for the first time in Puducherry, Rangaswamy presented his claim to form the government.
BJP will be a part of the government for the first time in Puducherry. Thus, this is the second state in the south after Karnataka where the BJP will be a partner in power.
In the elections held here on April 6, the NDA won 16 seats in the 30-member assembly. AINRC chief Rangaswamy lays claim to form a government
Of these, 10 seats N. Rangaswamy-led AINRC and BJP won six seats. On Monday, Rangaswamy met Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Sundararajan to stake a claim to form the government.
Lieutenant Governor said – Rangaswamy will soon announce the date of swearing.
The Lieutenant Governor said Rangaswamy has told him that he will soon inform him of the date and time of the swearing-in.
Rangaswamy elected leader of the AINRC Legislature Party.
During the meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, MLA from Mannadiped, and former PWD Minister of the state A.D. Namasivayam and BJP representative Nirmal Kumar Surana also accompanied Rangaswamy.
Earlier in the day, Rangaswamy was elected the leader of the AINRC Legislature Party.
The swearing-in will be on May 7 or 9.
Party sources said that the swearing-in would take place on May 7 or 9. It may be noted that the BJP fielded candidates for nine seats in the state and has won six seats. While its partner AINRC fielded candidates for 16 seats.
Pinarayi Vijayan accuses Congress-led UDF of bargaining of votes with BJP.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has accused the Congress-led UDF of negotiating votes with the BJP, a day after the CPI-M-led Left Front (LDF) won a landslide victory in the April 6 elections to the Kerala Legislative Assembly.
He said that the UDF had colluded with the saffron party to ensure the victory of more seats.
The Chief Minister said that the UDF leaf was cleared in the election results, but by May 2, the UDF was confident of coming to power on the counting day. This confidence was due to the secret deal he had with the BJP.
Vijayan, in a meeting with the press here, alleged that the UDF won at least 10 seats including Chalakudy, Kovalam, Kundara, and Pala due to bargaining with the BJP.
If this bargain had not happened, these seats would have come to the LDF’s account. He said that the BJP leadership should investigate the bargaining of votes.
It is noteworthy that LDF got 99 seats and UDF got 41 seats in the election of 140 assemblies in Kerala. Whereas BJP could not win a single seat.