Amidst the delay and chaos, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has threatened to file a petition seeking an early solution to the Tamil Nadu political crisis. Swamy took to his Twitter account to say that he would file a petition to charge the Governor with abetment for horse trading.
The TN Guv must decide CM issue by tomorrow otherwise a WP under Art 32 of the Constitution can be filed charging abetment of horse trading— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) February 12, 2017
The Sasikala camp has been alleging that the Governor has been delaying a decision to invite her to form the government. She even threatened to go on a hunger strike if the Governor continues to delay his decision.
Earlier there were reports suggesting, Karnataka has sought to delete Jayalalithaa's name from the Disproportionate Assets case. However sources in the Karnataka legal team have denied any such move.
In the meantime several more AIADMK leaders joined OPS. Several legislators including School Education Minister K Pandiarajan have switched to the O Panneerselvam's camp. Besides three sitting MPs including Dr V Maitreyan, P H Pandian, E Madhusudhanan and C Ponnaiyan too have switched camps. Sasikala would need the support of 118 legislators to prove majority on the floor of the house.