Centre’s nod for President rule in Puducherry

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PUDUCHERRY: The

Union Cabinet

on Wednesday approved the imposition of the President’s rule in the

Union Territory of Puducherry

.
Union information and broadcasting minister

Prakash Javadekar

, who made the announcement in New Delhi, said no party staked claim to form the government after chief minister

V Narayanasamy

and his council of ministers resigned on Monday.
The legislative assembly of the UT will be dissolved after the President accords his permission, Javadekar said. The model code of conduct will come into force after the

Election Commission of India

announces poll dates and Puducherry will go to polls with four other states, he added.
President’s rule was last imposed in Puducherry between March and July in 1991 when the JD-DMK coalition government fell.
CM V Narayanasamy resigned after the speaker of the legislative assembly had declared that the Congress government lost its majority in the House on Monday.

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