The Congress-led government in Pondicherry today lost the confidence vote of Chief Minister V Narayanasamy in the face of 11 losses against 14 members of the opposition after the resignation of the ruling MLAs, including the DMK MLA.
Although Narayanasamy withdrew the motion seeking a vote of confidence a few minutes after the one-day special session meeting, he and his ruling party legislators later walked out with the motion before it could be voted on.
Subsequently, Speaker VP Shivakalundhu announced that the proposal had been defeated, as it was said that Narayanasamay was probably heading the state residence, probably to meet Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan ordered him to undergo a floor test shortly after he took over additional responsibilities in Pondicherry last Thursday.
Assembly elections are likely to be held in Puducherry in April / May