BJP will be a part of the government for the first time in Puducherry. Thus, this is the second state in the south after Karnataka where the BJP will be a powerful partner. In the elections held here on April 6, the NDA won 16 seats in the 30-member assembly.
ARC chief Rangaswamy lays claim to form a government
Of these, 10 seats N. Rangaswamy-led AINRC and BJP won six seats. On Monday, Rangaswamy met Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Sundararajan to stake a claim to form the government.
Lieutenant Governor said - Rangaswamy will soon announce the date of swearing
The Lieutenant Governor said Rangaswamy has told him that he will soon inform him of the date and time of the swearing-in.
Rangaswamy elected leader of AINRC Legislature Party
During the meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, MLA from Mannadiped, and former PWD Minister of the state A.D. Namasivayam and BJP representative Nirmal Kumar Surana also accompanied Rangaswamy. Earlier in the day, Rangaswamy was elected the leader of the ARC Legislature Party.
The swearing-in will be on May 7 or 9.
Party sources said that the swearing-in would take place on May 7 or 9. It may be noted that the BJP fielded candidates for nine seats in the state and has won six seats. While its partner AINRC fielded candidates for 16 seats.