Visits guru at Salem to seek his blessings

Founder-leader of the All India N.R. Congress and party's Chief Ministerial candidate N. Rangasamy told The Hindu over phone on Saturday that he will announce details about forming government shortly.

On Friday morning, he visited his guru at Salem to seek his blessings. Victorious candidates belonging to his party and supporters accompanied him, where he made arrangements for ‘annadaanam.'

Meanwhile, in a statement here, Union Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy congratulated the AINRC-AIADMK alliance and Mr. Rangasamy for the victory. He said the people of Puducherry have voted for a change and he respects their decision. As a Member of Parliament representing the Union Territory, he said he would continue to work for the welfare of people.

In a statement, outgoing Speaker of the Assembly R. Radhakrishnan conveyed his wishes to Mr. Rangasamy.

Assuring full cooperation for the government to be formed, he extended his gratitude to civil servants, who helped to conduct the elections in a smooth manner and the people of Puducherry.

Rajya Sabha member P. Kannan wished the new government success and said that the Congress would continue to serve people under the leadership of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.