Congress-DMK to form government in Puducherry, CM Rangasamy resigns

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A view of Puducherry city.
A view of Puducherry city.

The Congress-DMK alliance is preparing to form the government in Puducherry providing something to cheer about for the grand old party.

The Congress-DMK combine emerged as clear winners in the assembly elections, bagging 17 seats in the 30-member Puducherry Assembly.

Following a neck to neck fight with the Congress, All India NR Congress (AINRC) managed to garner only eight seats, including the Indira Nagar constituency by Chief Minister N Rangasamy.

Rangasamy, who resigned later on 19 May evening, handed over his resignation letter to Lt Governor A K Singh at the Raj Nivas.

According to data as provided by the Election Commission, Congress has a vote share of 30.6 percent, AINRC has got a close 28.1 percent and DMK has got a vote share of 8.9 percent.

Independent candidate Ramachandran emerged victorious against E Valsaraj, a former minister who recently completed 25 uninterrupted years as MLA in the Puducherry Assembly.