Rangasamy likely to take charge today

The AINRC won 15 of the 30 seats in Puducherry, with Rangasamy himself winning both the seats he contested. The AIADMK has won five seats there and would support Rangasamy.
Swearing-in ceremony

N Rangasamy is likely to be sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister on Monday.
Two-time Chief Minister, angasamy returns to power nearly three years after he was unceremoniously removed by the Congress high command following a revolt by his cabinet colleagues. Rangasamy, who took sweet revenge on Congress by storming to power after floating his party on the eve of polls, on Sunday called on Lt Governor Iqbal Singh and staked his claim to form the government soon after his election as the  leader of the AINRC Legislature Party.

Accompanied by party MLAs, Rangasamy met Singh at Raj Nivas and handed over the letter signed by the legislators electing him as their leader. Independent MLA  V M C Sivakumar who also accompanied Rangasamy gave a letter extending support to the AINRC, officials said.

With the support of Sivakumar, a rebel DMK man, the AINRC would command a simple majority of 16 in the 30-member House. Being a Union Territory, the Lt Governor has forwarded Rangasamy’s letter staking claim to form the government to the Union Home Ministry for clearance, the sources said but added it was only a formality and the swearing in was likely to take place around 3 pm on Monday.

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