“There will be a meeting of all the NDA partners in the coming days. But we are very clear that we are not going to form the government,” Nirmal Kumar Surana, BJP in-charge of Puducherry instructed ET. “We would rather go for elections.”
In the 33-member meeting, the BJP has three MLAs, all nominated members. Its essential alliance companion, All India NR Congress, has seven MLAs whereas the AIADMK has 4 MLAs. The opposition at present has 14 MLAs. The UT is certain for meeting election together with Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Assam.
“We are not the central party in Puducherry. We will have a meeting of our alliance partners,” mentioned BJP state president V. Saminathan. “One of our primary demands has been to hold local body elections which have not taken place since ages. We would demand for the same from the state election commission as soon as possible.”