Congress Triumphs in Puducherry: BJP Defeated Amid Administration Criticisms

The Congress candidate V Vaithilingam defeated BJP's A Namassivayam in Puducherry parliamentary polls, attributing the victory to the 'corrupt and anti-people' administration of the AINRC-BJP coalition. Congress leaders cite corruption, policy failures, unemployment, and drug issues as key factors for BJP's loss.


PTI | Puducherry | Updated: 05-06-2024 09:34 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 09:34 IST
Congress Triumphs in Puducherry: BJP Defeated Amid Administration Criticisms
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a significant defeat in the recent parliamentary polls in Puducherry, with Congress candidate V Vaithilingam securing the lone seat by a margin of 1,36,616 votes. The Congress attributed this victory to the 'corrupt and anti-people' administration of the AINRC-BJP coalition ministry.

Senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy highlighted that the people were frustrated with the deficient performance of the Rangasamy-led coalition. Corruption and adverse policies, including the closure of fair price shops and the opening of resto bars, were cited as major reasons for BJP's downfall.

Additional factors such as GST irritants, unemployment, and drug-related issues among the youth contributed to the BJP's defeat. Vaithilingam criticized the unchecked rise in drug menace affecting the youth and called for urgent measures.

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