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Puducherry: BJP MLAs have come out in support of Puducherry Chief Minister Rangasamy after a BJP-backed independent MLA went on a fast at the Legislative Assembly premises. They mentioned that they will go to Delhi and file a complaint with the Prime Minister and the Home Minister. Subsequently, the BJP party took them to Governor Tamilisai and held talks. The Governor has instructed Minister Namachiwayam to talk to the Chief Minister and find a solution.
NR Congress-BJP alliance has won in Puduvai and is ruling under the leadership of Chief Minister Rangaswamy. Out of the 6 independent MLAs who won this election, 3 namely Angalan, Sivashankar and Kollapalli Srinivasa Ashok are supporting the BJP. Among them, Angalan MLA won Thiruphuvan by contesting in a separate constituency. In the ongoing budget session, pro-BJP MLAs leveled various allegations against the government. In this case, Angalan MLA went on a hunger strike in the assembly premises this morning. After that, BJP MLA from Kalapattu constituency came to the Assembly by car. He extended his support to independent MLA Angalan.
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Speaking about the protest, Independent MLA Angalan said, “For the last one and a half years, no development work has been done in my constituency. Even after giving letters to provide drinking water facility in many places, no action has been taken. Chief Minister Rangasamy is obstructing the development work. He did not listen to my recommendations even in the appointment of temple committee and milk cooperative committee in the constituency because he supports the BJP. He thinks that BJP should not grow in Puduvai. I have gone on a one-day symbolic fast to condemn the Chief Minister. Rangasamy should be removed from the post of Chief Minister and BJP government should be established in Puduvai.
While there is e-tendering system, they have given licenses to 6 breweries without transparency. There has been corruption in granting permission to the brewery. We have sought permission to meet BJP party leaders and Home Minister Amit Shah in this regard. “BJP should come to power in Puduvai by removing the Chief Minister,” Angalan said.
Kalapattu constituency BJP MLA Kalyanasundaram said, “On behalf of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister, we elected Rangasamy as the Chief Minister by signing the MLAs. It is unfair that Rangasamy has betrayed the trust within a year and a half. The Chief Minister should change this. The Chief Minister should be a person of trust for all the MLAs. Otherwise, there will be a demand to replace him.” .All MLAs will unite without party discrimination. There is doubt about the permission given to six liquor factories. The e-tender is given only for the black shop, vehicle license number. But how was the permission given to the liquor factory?” said.
In this case, Chief Minister Rangaswamy came to the Assembly. He inaugurated the procession of medical students on the Ayushman Bharat scheme. Chief Minister Rangaswamy went to his office through the stairs where the MLAs were protesting. When journalists went to meet him, they said he was having breakfast. After a while he got into the car.
Meanwhile, Speaker Selvam arrived at the Assembly premises. He called independent MLA Angalan and spoke. Then Angalan should dissolve all the committees set up in his constituency without recommendation. He insisted that new committees should be set up as per his recommendation. The Chairman of the Assembly said that he would speak to the Governor and Chief Minister about this. Angalan mentioned that he would protest until then and sat on the assembly steps.
Following the continuous protest, BJP Legislative Assembly Party Leader Namachivayam and BJP MLA Kalyanasundaram called the independent MLA back to the Speaker’s Chamber and spoke. Then everyone took Angalan to the Deputy Governor’s House and met Governor Tamilisai. The meeting with the governor lasted for about an hour. Later, after coming from there, Angalan’s fast was ended by Chairman Selvam this evening.
Angalan MLA then said, “A complaint has been filed with the Lt. Governor regarding Chief Minister Rangasamy’s activities. The Governor has instructed Minister Namachivayath to talk to the Chief Minister and resolve the issue. We will meet the Prime Minister and the Home Minister and inform them about this matter. We are also going to file a complaint to remove Mr. Rangasamy from the post of Chief Minister. Most of the MLAs are in the same position.” Mentioned.