Development in Puducherry unfortunate, BJP undermining democracy: Gehlot

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Jaipur, Feb 22 (PTI) With the Narayanasamy government losing power in Puducherry, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday accused the BJP of grabbing power by destabilising Congress governments.

The Congress government in Puducherry fell on Monday after Chief Minister V Narayanasamy resigned ahead of the confidence vote sought by him in the Assembly after his government was reduced to a minority due to a spate of resignations of party MLAs and a DMK legislator over the past few days.

In a tweet, Gehlot said, “What has happened in Puducherry is most unfortunate and yet another case of how BJP is destabilising Congress governments to grab power through unethical means. First, they created problems in running the administration through the Lieutenant Governor and now this has happened.” “Luring Congress MLAs has been their modus operandi in all Congress ruled states. We saw this in Karnataka, MP and now in Puducherry. They tried it in Rajasthan but people of Rajasthan taught them a lesson,” he said.

Gehlot accused the BJP of undermining democracy in the country.

“The people are watching what tactics BJP is adopting and the party will be taught a lesson by electorates in the next elections in Puducherry,” the chief minister added. PTI SDA DV DV