Jaya fumes as Pondy CM keeps AIADMK out

Jaya fumes as Pondy CM keeps AIADMK out

Jaya fumes as Pondy CM keeps AIADMK out

“After having charged the parent Congress with treachery before the elections, Rangasamy has now terribly betrayed the AIADMK. This is despite people’s mandate in the Union Territory for the AIADMK- All India N R Congress alliance, based on the trust they reposed in me and the manifesto we placed before the electorate,” Jayalalitha said.

Strongly condemning Rangasamy’s “back-stabbing and betrayal” just after the polls, by cleverly forming a government based on a simple majority by taking help of a rebel DMK MLA (who contested as an Independent), Jayalalitha said, his action smacked of “ingratitude” of the worst order.

The All India N R Congress had won 15 of the 30 Assembly seats in Puducherry and AIADMK five seats.

“I thanked the people of Puducherry for their overwhelming mandate for our alliance and congratulated Rangasamy on his victory, but the latter did not even wish me on my success in Tamil Nadu,” she said.

“After winning the election with the AIADMK’s support, Rangasamy did not have the minimal courtesy to inform me before staking claim to form  the government,” Jayalalitha fumed.

“Rangasamy unilaterally forming the new ministry was clearly a violation of the alliance dharma,” she contended.

Rangasamy’s lack of integrity in dealing with an alliance party has no parallel in recent political history, Jayalailthaa asserted, and asked what good he could do to the people of Puducherry.

It may be recalled that Rangasamy was sworn in as the  Puducherry Chief Minister, hours after Jayalalithaa assumed office in Tamil Nadu on Monday.