Assembly election :Talks between N R Congress & BJP for alliance remain inconclusive

Puducherry, Mar 3 , The several rounds of talks for forging an alliance between the
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and N R congress for the Assembly election to be held in April,
remained inconclusive till this evening. N R Congress, in alliance with the BJP and AIADMK faced the Lok Sabha election and two byelections in the UT and it lost all the three in the hustings.
After that, NR Congress President and former Chief Minister N Rangaswamy was a bit reluctant
to continue the alliance with BJP. The N R Congress functionaries also insisted not to have any truck with the BJP as the minorities will desert the party. In this backdrop, the BJP lured former PWD Minister and a relative of Mr Rangaswamy, A Namasivayam and he had resigned and joined the BJP.
The BJP then started projecting Mr Namassivayam as the BJP Chief Ministerial candidate and
started campaign. When Prime minister Narendra Modi visited Puducherry and Home Minister Amit Shah visited
Karaikal, this was happened which irked Mr Rangaswamy. Mr Rangaswamy then put a condition that he be the Chief Ministerial Candidate to lead the alliance and the N R Congress will contest more than 15 seats of the 30 seats.
BJP could not accept this and the party leaders tried to pacify Mr Rangaswamy stating that the
high command in Delhi will decide the name of the Chief Minister and everything could be
sorted out through discussion after election. Sensing danger, Mr Rangaswamy did not accept this proposal and stick on to his demand. Coming to know that the BJP could do nothing in the Union Territory Puducherry sans the N R
Congress, the former preferred to continue the talks with Mr Rangaswamy.
BJP incharge for Puducherry Nirmal Kumar Surana held another round of talks with Mr
Rangaswamy in a private hotel here this evening. Mr Surana who emerged out after a meeting held for 15 minutes told news persons that the alliance between the BJP and N R Congress continues and talks are on with Mr Rangaswamy and it will continue, and left the place