Trouble Brewing for Rangasamy in AINRC Camp

Chief Minister Rangasamy still indecisive on the question of striking an alliance, ahead of the May 16 assembly polls.

Published: 02nd April 2016 04:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2016 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY:  With Chief Minister Rangasamy still indecisive on the question of striking an alliance, ahead of the May 16 assembly polls, trouble seems to be brewing for him as AINRC MLAs, who are not sure of being fielded again have begun nursing thoughts of jumping ship and joining other outfits.

Already, three-time MLA P Angalan has quit the party and joined the Congress to contest the Thirubuvanai (SC) seat after the grand old party gave him an informal assurance.

MLA M Vaidiyanathan, the Parliamentary secretary to Chief Minister, has publicly declared that he would contest the Lawspet seat, irrespective of whether he is fielded by the party or not. Similarly, MLA P Kartikeyan representing the Ossudu (SC) constituency has begun campaigning in the constituency on his own without any party symbol or flag. There are other MLAs too, who are looking for greener pastures.

Rangasamy keeps delaying taking decisions with regard to alliance and allotment of seats. While Rangasamy remains in a dilemma over the political stand he needs to take and is keenly watching developments in other parties, several of his All India  NR Congress (AINRC) MLAs who are unsure of getting party tickets are making alternate plans to leave the party and contest from other parties.

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