New Delhi. The Congress government finally collapsed on Monday amid the continuing political chaos in Puducherry. On Monday, Chief Minister Narayanasamy could not prove a majority in the floor test in the assembly and the Congress government fell. CM Narayasamy met Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and submitted his resignation.
With this, the Congress has suffered a major setback. With the fall of the government in Puducherry, the Congress, which ruled the only state in South India, has now become clear. Two years before this, the Congress lost power in Karnataka. With this, the BJP’s dream of Congress liberation has come true in South India.
Let us know that on Sunday, Congress MLA K.K. With the resignation of Laxminarayanan and DMK MLA Venkatesan, the number of MLAs of Congress-DMK coalition government in the 33-member assembly was reduced to 11, while the opposition parties have 14 MLAs. In such a situation, the opposition said that the government was in the minority, after which the Lieutenant Governor gave the time of February 22 for the majority test.
Congress became free South India
Let us tell you that with the fall of the government in Puducherry, the Congress has been liberated from South India. The Congress lost two years ago in Karnataka. At one time, it was believed that South India was a Congress stronghold. But now the situation and picture has changed. The Congress is now reduced to a few states.
At a glance, the Congress is running the government in only five states with its allies or on its own. These states are Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand. In Maharashtra and Jharkhand, the Congress is involved in the role of an ally in the government, that is, there is a coalition government headed by the regional parties. In Jharkhand, the Congress is headed by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, while in Maharashtra it is part of the coalition government led by the Shiv Sena.
Congress has been weak in many states since 2014
Let us tell you that after the crushing defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress also lost in the assembly elections held in many states. However, after that the Congress also made a comeback in many states, including Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
The Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh after 15 years, but then the government fell after 15 months of rule. Similarly, 17 MLAs of the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka resigned in July 2019, with the government also collapsing here.