Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayananaswamy on Saturday called on DMK president MK Stalin at Anna Arivalayam in a bid to prevent any fallout of the present war of words between Tamil Nadu Congress and the DMK on his coalition Government in the Union Territory.
Unlike in Tamil Nadu, the Congress is stronger than the DMK.
Congress has 15 seats in the 30-member Territorial Assembly and it is heading the coalition Government with DMK which has two members as partner.
The main opposition is led by All India NR Congress with seven and AIADMK four. The BJP has three nominated members. There are two independents. It is a fragile coalition and hence Narayanaswamy to keep the DMK in good humour.
He told reporters that “there may be minor differences but these can be resolved through talks”.
Narayanaswamy and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K S Alagiri met Stalin separately. But they came out with identical statements.
Narayanaswamy echoed Alagiri’s view that the Congress-DMK alliance would continue beyond the 2021 Assembly elections. Like Tamil Nadu, Puducherry is also due to have polls the same year.