N Rangasamy sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister for report fourth time; PM Modi congratulates him


AINRC chief N Rangasamy was sworn in because the Chief Minister of Puducherry for the report fourth time in the present day. Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of workplace and secrecy to Rangasamy. It could be recalled that the AINRC has contest polls in alliance with the BJP they usually have secured 16 seats out of 30 that went to polls. The Puducherry meeting has a singular association the place 30 members are elected by the folks and three are nominated by the Centre. The bulk mark is 17. With three nominated members, the NDA’s tally shall be 19, two greater than the bulk mark. PM Narendra Modi has congratulated him for taking oath as Puducherry chief minister and prolonged his finest needs to the AINRC chief.

N Rangasamy had been on the held of the UT thrice earlier than – as a Congress CM between 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2008 when he was changed by the social gathering. He later fashioned his social gathering AINRC and contested the 2011 polls alone efficiently and went on to turn out to be a CM for the third time.

Nonetheless, the seventy-one-year-old chief is heading a coalition cupboard for the primary time. N Rangasamy is thought to be a easy, soft-spoken and accessible chief. He’s well-known for driving round in a two-wheeler with out safety.

Rangasamy is a graduate in Commerce and in addition in authorized research. He didn’t practise as he swung into lively politics. Rangasamy had began his political journey unsuccessful when he misplaced his first Meeting ballot from Thattanchavady in 1990. He was defeated by his arch-rival V Pethaperumal of the Janata Dal. He emerged as a giant-slayer the very subsequent yr when he defeated Pethaperumal from the identical section and was rewarded with the Agriculture portfolio within the Congress authorities. He then went on to win all successive elections he contested. In 1996, he received on a Congress ticket. In 2001, when the Congress received once more, he turned the CM and continued to helm Puducherry after main the social gathering to a successive win 5 years later in 2006 as properly. Nonetheless, issues took a special flip with Narayanasamy intensifying his criticism of Rangasamy on a number of counts and the AICC changed him as CM with V Vaithilingam in August 2008.

Whereas the AINRC received the 2011 polls, it misplaced to safe a majority in 2016 and Rangasamy turned the opposition chief. This yr, he contested from two constituencies – Yanam and Thattanchavady. Whereas he misplaced from Yanam however managed to win from Thattanchavady. Thattanchavady has been his pocket borough all alongside and didn’t disappoint him throughout the April 6 polls as properly.



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