Direct guv to ensure government formation in TN, SC petitioned

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A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the governor to speed up process relating to the formation of a government in Tamil Nadu. The petition alleges that there has been a delay on part of the governor in inviting the single largest party to form the government. The court is likely to hear the matter on Tuesday.

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AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan has alleged that there is a delay in the governor inviting her to form the government. She said that the delay is aimed at splitting the AIADMK. Sasikala has carted away several MLAs to a resort as feared that they would be poached by her rival and state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

The petitioner states that there has been no government in Tamil Nadu for over a week now. "There is an inordinate delay and this was not good for the state. Hence a direction may be issued to the governor to invite the leader of the single largest party to form a government," the petitioner states.

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