DMK president M Karunanidhi has termed as “surprising” Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao’s remarks stating that the allocation of portfolios held by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to Finance Minister O Panneerselvam was done “as per her advice”.
Karunanidhi has expressed doubts over Raj Bhavan statement which said Governor had allocated Jayalalithaa’s portfolios to finance minister ‘on her advice’
In a statement, he said several leaders were not allowed to see or wish Jayalalithaa in person when they visited the Apollo Hospitals.
However, it is amazing that the statement issued by the the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday said the reallocation of the portfolios had been done based on the advice of Jayalalithaa, said Karunanidhi in the statement.
“This is because a question has arisen among some people if Jayalalithaa had actually signed the file and rendered advice regarding allotting her portfolios to Finance Minister Panneerselvam,” Karunanidhi said.
Another opposition party leader, S Ramadoss of the Pattali Makkal Katchi or PMK, said, “Till the Governor explains, the decision will be suspect… Jayalalithaa could not have gestured or signed while on respiratory support.”