Pondy CM Narayanasamy accuses Karnataka governor of misusing power


PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday charged the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala with misusing powers and authority in the current political development in the state.


Narayanasamy said the Governor without any justification was intervening in the authority and powers of the Karnataka Chief Minister.

While addressing reporters here, the territorial chief Minister also hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly causing a disturbance in the states where the Congress was in power.

Senior Congress leader Narayanasamy said there were already allegations of money power and political power being used by the BJP in Karnataka to lure the legislators of the coalition government in the state.

Earlier, the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala had asked Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to prove majority in the Assembly.

The Governor had observed that resignation of 15 MLAs of the ruling JDS-Congress and withdrawal of support by two independents "prima facie" indicated Kumaraswamy has lost the confidence of the House.

As many as 16 MLAs -13 from Congress and three from JDS had resigned, while independent MLAs R Shankar and H Nagesh have withdrawn their support to the government, putting it on the edge.

The ruling combine's strength is 117-Congress 78, JD(S) 37, BSP 1, and nominated 1, besides the Speaker.

With the support of the two independents, the opposition BJP has 107 MLAs in the 225-member House, including the nominated MLA and Speaker.

The Congress-JD(S) coalition is making all efforts to protect its government which seems to have fallen short of a majority.


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