Vaithilingam leaves for Delhi on summons from AICC

Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister V Vaithilingam today left for Delhi following summons from Congress highcommand.

Vaithilingam left for Delhi from Mahe, an enclave of the Union Territory in Kerala, where he declared open the Rajiv Gandhi Government Auyrvedha College, party sources said.

His visit to Delhi comes in the backdrop of political developments in Puducherry where former chief minister N Rangaswamy has recently floated a new political party N R Congress just few with months to go for the assembly polls.

The sources said the visit was meant to discuss the current political situation.

Rangaswamy, who had been sulking since being replaced by Vaithilingam two years ago, had resigned his assembly membership last month.

Although the AIADMK had held preliminary talks with Rangasamy recently in a bid to bring him into its front, he continues to be non-committal.

The Congress has dismissed Rangaswamy's venture saying such developments of individuals breaking away from the party would not impact it in the Union Territory.