Ending greater than a month’s suspense, the cupboard formation in Puducherry lastly took form on Wednesday with Chief Minister N Rangasamy submitting a listing of members to be included in his ministry, together with two BJP MLAs, to Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Though the AINRC-led NDA had swept the April 6 Assembly polls on this union territory, the cupboard formation dragged on for lengthy because the saffron get together initially insisted for a deputy CM put up for considered one of its MLAs however later settled for the put up of the Assembly Speaker.
Soon after main his alliance to a win, AINRC founder N Rangasamy was sworn-in as chief minister on May 6 whereas BJP’s ”Embalam” R Selvam was elected unopposed as Speaker of the Puducherry Assembly on June 16.
On Wednesday, Mr Rangasamy submitted the names of individuals to be inducted in his led cupboard to Mr Soundararjan and it might now be a six-member ministry with 4 from AINRC, together with the chief minister and two from the BJP.
According to official sources, the Lt Governor would ship the listing to the Union Home Ministry, which might ahead it to the President for his nod as per process regarding the Union Territory.
The AINRC and BJP constituting the NDA collectively have a energy of 16 MLAs and benefit from the help of three nominated legislators belonging to the saffron get together.
The BJP’s representatives within the cupboard would come with A Namassivayam, a paty supply mentioned.
Details of names of the remaining BJP member and people from AINRC are awaited.
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