Puducherry: CM V Narayanasamy loses trust vote, resigns

On Monday, Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy submitted his resignation to Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan shortly after the defeat of a Motion of Confidence moved by him on the Legislative Assembly floor.

Soon after, at 10 a.m., the House gathered Mr Narayanasamy moved a Motion of Confidence on the orders of the Lt. Governor to the government to show his majority and talked for about an hour on the obstacles faced by the Centre and former Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi over the years. Mr Narayanasamy and members of the ruling party staged a walkout when the opposition began debating with the ruling party members. Mr Sivakolandhu told the House shortly after they left the House that the confidence motion moved by the Chief Minister was defeated.