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Puducherry Election 2021: Dethroned Congress loyalist V Narayanasamy looks to form govt in UT again

Velu Narayanasamy entered politics by joining Congress and since then his loyalty to the party and its first family is legendary.

March 28, 2021 / 03:46 PM IST
V Narayanasamy (File image: Twitter/@VNarayanasami)

V Narayanasamy (File image: Twitter/@VNarayanasami)

Puducherry is going to elect a fresh assembly after a high-voltage political turmoil in the union territory, which resulted in the collapse of Congress-led government and imposition of President's Rule.

The political crisis led to dethrone beleaguered Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, a few months ahead of completing his five-year term in the office. The senior Congress leader resigned from his position on February 22 ahead of the confidence vote after his government was reduced to a minority following a spate of resignations by his party MLAs and a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) legislator.

During his tenure as the chief minister of Puducherry, Narayanasamy ran the government while wading through the issues including factionalism in the party for becoming the CM without contesting the assembly polls, face-off with former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, controversies, and more. Before becoming a chief minister Narayanasamy has gone through a long political stint and served as a member of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Minister of State (MoS), and president of Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) among others. Take a look at his background, political life, and journey of Puducherry CM:

Early life