TN governor arrives amid mounting political crisis in AIADMK

Amid mounting pressure from Opposition parties for conducting a floor test in the Assembly, Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao is expected arrive on Monday as unified AIADMK is in the process of taking action against 19 MLAs for supporting ousted leader TTV Dhinakaran.

The ruling party sources said that Speaker P Dhanapal is likely to take action very soon against the rebel legislators, who failed to appear before him in connection with a show cause notice issued against them.

Though chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami got the breather from Madras High Courts decision to stay the floor test until Wednesday, the Dhinakaran faction is expected to meet the governor once again to put pressure for the vote of confidence.

Dhinakaran on Sunday also demanded the resignation of Palaniswami and asked him to convene legislators party meeting to elect a new chief minister.

“He (Palaniswami) should resign from the chief ministers post and should immediately organise MLAs meeting to elect a new head of the ruling party,” Dhinakaran said.

Claiming that the Palaniswami government will be dissolved within next week, the sidelined leader said his supporting MLAs will never vote for the chief minister if the Assembly is convened for a floor test. “Unless the chief minister is changed, MLAs will not vote for his (Palaniswami) government,” he added.

With the governor is yet to take a decision on the demand for trust vote in the House, the return of 19 MLAs, who are staying in a luxury resort at Coorg in Karnataka remains undecided.

Source: DH

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