V. Narayanaswamy Named CM of Puducherry


Puducherry: Congress leader V. Narayanaswamy was on Saturday named as the Chief Minister of Puducherry after the grand old party held a legislature party meeting earlier today.

The state party leaders had earlier been to Delhi to consult with the party high command on the choice of Chief Minister. Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Party General Secretary Mukul Wasnik attended the meeting as AICC observers.

The opposition parties earlier alleged that infighting in the Congress Party is delaying the formation of the government in the state.

Former chief minister V. Vaithialingam denied any rift in the party on the issue of Chief Minister. He justified the delay, saying that Congress being a national party, has to consult central leadership before reaching at a decision.