Puducherry: The Puducherry Congress on Saturday attributed "people`s desire for a change" for its loss in the
Assembly polls which brought to an end the party`s 12-year
rule in the Union Territory.
PCC President A V Subramanian said, "People wanted a
change now and hence we have to accept the verdict".
He said Congress would now function as a responsible
The N Rangasamy-led All India NR Congress, along with its
ally AIADMK, yesterday swept to power in Puducherry, winning
20 of the 30 seats in the Union Territory.
Following a review meeting of party functionaries to look
into the poll verdict, in which Congress won only seven of the
17 seats it contested, Subramanian denied lack of proper
organisational work had led to the loss.
"Our cadres put in dedicated work and it is a wrong
assessment that there was no proper organisational work," he
Among those who participated in the review meeting were
Union Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy and former Chief
Minister V Vaithilingam.