Puducherry Assembly Speaker quits on health grounds

Puducherry Assembly Speaker quits on health grounds

Puducherry, Feb 28 (PTI) Puducherry Assembly Speaker V
P Sivakolundhu quit on Sunday citing health reasons even as
his brother joined the BJP just over a month ahead of the
elections in the union territory.

In the resignation letter to Lt Governor Tamilisai
Soundararajan, a copy of which was made available to
mediapersons here, Sivakolundhu, a Congress leader, said he
quit as Speaker only on health grounds.

Later, he told P T I that hehanded over the letter of
resignation addressed to the Lt Governor to the Assembly

Sivakolundhu won from the Lawspet constituency in the
2016 Assembly elections on a Congress ticket.

Meanwhile, Sivakolundhu”s brother V P Ramalingam
joined the BJP in Karaikal in the presence of Union Home
Minister Amit Shah, who is on a campaign visit.

Also, former DMK legislator K Venkatesan and former
Congress legislator K Lakshminarayanan who had quit their MLA
posts on February 21 joined the BJP in Karaikal in the
presence of Shah who was in Karaikal to address a public

The Puducherry government headed by V Narayanasamy
fell on February 22 after the coalition ministry was reduced
to a minority following a spate of resignation of Congress
MLAs and a DMK legislator.

President”s rule has since been imposed in the union
territory while assembly polls are slated for April 6.PTI Cor

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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