Bengaluru, Oct 7: Citing administrative disarray, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to impose President's rule in Tamil Nadu.
In a letter to the Home Minister, Swamy says that the union government should declare President's rule in Tamil Nadu in view of the administrative disarray following the indefinite hospitalization of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her having to remain for health reasons incommunicado.
He says that a retired chief secretary has been allowed to conduct the business of the state. During this ad hoc administrative situation, there has been an activisation of sleeper cell of the ISIS in the districts of Ramnathpuram, Tirunelveli, Madurai and Kanyakumari.
The collaborative and supportive action by the Dravidian Kazhagam, left over LTTE and disruptive groups such as underground naxalites are trying to create and upheaval in the state causing massive disorder and lawlessness, Swamy also writes.
"Hence, I urge the home minister to invoke article 356 of the Indian constitution," he wrote. He also sought that the assembly be placed under suspended animation.
Swamy also says that AFSPA in all southern districts and Chennai be imposed for six months, till Jayalalithaa is able to attend office.
"Apollo hospital has made it clear that she is required to remain in hospital for a further period. Hence the preemptive action by the union government is not only constitutional but also urgent," he writes.