Lieutenant Governor Iqbal Singh has “deviated” from his constitutional and moral responsibility by failing to direct the Rangasamy government to prove its majority on the floor of the Assembly, secretary of the Puducherry unit of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam A. Anbalagan said here on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference, he said that Mr. Singh should have used his constitutional powers to ensure that the Chief Minister had a majority to run the government. “We feel the Lieutenant Governor is deviating from his moral and constitutional responsibility. A month had passed since Mr. Rangasamy assumed office but Ministers are yet to be appointed and the office of the Speaker is still kept vacant. This has never happened in the history of the Union Territory.” Mr. Anbalagan sought to know from Mr. Rangasamy whether he “was running a monarchy or a democratically elected government.”