As Governor refuses to ask CM to prove majority, oppn explore other options

As Governor refuses to ask CM to prove majority, oppn explore other options

Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and the Centre have ruled out for now intervening in the crisis in the AIADMK and directing Chief Minister K Palaniswamy to face a trial of strength in the state Assembly.

VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan on Wednesday claimed that Rao had told a delegation that he cannot intervene in party matters.

“Governor Rao told us that under the present circumstances he cannot intervene and the law does not give room for it,” he told reporters after meeting the governor at Chennai.

“We told him the ball was in his court. The Governor said the ball has not come to his court. This reflects the position of the BJP at the Centre which is against the fall of the AIADMK government,” Thirumavalavan said.

Following the development, the DMK and other Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday accused the Governor of playing a “partisan” role and “passing the buck” by refusing to convene a meeting of the Assembly for the AIADMK government to prove its majority.

Meanwhile, the DMK and the TTV Dhinakaran camp are now planning to meet the president of India. On Wednesday, Dhinakaran said all problems in the party and the government would end if chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam resigned from their posts.

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