New Delhi, Feb 13: BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that there is no vacancy for the post of the chief minister to be filled in Tamil Nadu, currently undergoing a political turmoil.
Defending Governor Vidyasagar Rao, Naidu said, "Motives cannot be attributed to Rao as he is discharging his duties as Constitutional head of the state in a 'non-partisan manner. When you are writing to the governor, nobody should attribute motives to him. He is behaving in the most non-partisan manner and doing his duty."
Naidu added, "There is no vacancy (on the post of chief minister) to be filled because there already is a government which is headed by a chief minister."
This comes after both Sasikala Natarajan and O Panneerselvam met Rao. However, the governor is yet to reveal his decision on the political crisis that Tamil Nadu is witnessing currently. Rao is reportedly waiting for the Supreme Court verdict in the disproportionate assets case that could seal Sasikala's fate.
Sasikala, on the other hand, has been visiting AIADMK MLAs and her supporters who are currently holed up at the Golden Bay Resort.