Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

TN opposition parties meet Governor, seek floor test — AIADMK crisis

TN opposition parties meet Governor, seek floor test — AIADMK crisis

"We hope he will issue orders for a floor test immediately". "Governor has promised to act on this", Stalin told ANI after meeting the governor.

Addressing the media after his meeting with Rao, Stalin said he had demanded that the Assembly be convened within a week.

"We have apprised the Governor of tally, which is - 89 DMK MLAs, 8 Cong MLAs, 1 IUML MLA which comes to 98".

Stalin added, "If necessary action is not taken by convening the Assembly (for floor test), we will seek legal recourse and reach out to the public". He also criticised the Governor for refusing to take action over MLAs withdrawing support to Edappadi Palanisamy. "I request all teachers and district education officials not to allow Raja into the Scouts and Guides in Tamil Nadu", he said. The BJP National Executive member's comments come a day after Stalin-led the opposition to Raj Bhavan. Following the demise of the former chief minister and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa, there are 233 members in the House.

DMK would organize an agitation in front of the Head Post Office in which its allies including the Congress Party would also take part.

As per the latest updates, after 21 MLAs rebelled against the CM and joined the Dhinakaran faction, the major opposition party DMK also demanded an immediate floor test of Palaniswamy.

Earlier on August 31, a delegation of opposition parties, including the DMK, the Congress, the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) met President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding a floor test in the Assembly.

Another DMK leader also cited the Supreme Court's decision in the S.R. Bommai and Arunachal Pradesh cases where the court had said that an Assembly was the place where a majority has to be proven and it was the Governor's duty to convene the House for the goal.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, who was present at the meeting, argued that a party can not rule a state if the party doesn't command the mandate of the state and believes that a floor test is the only way to come to a solution.

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