AIADMK crisis: DMK to go to President, Dinakaran camp approaches Election Commission
TTV Dinakaran faction of the AIADMK approached the Election Commission of India over the Two-leaves symbol row. Leaders supporting Dinakaran made a representation to the EC to request that no decision should be taken on the row without hearing their concerns. This, even as the DMK intends to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over the political crisis in the state.
The opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly, DMK has sought to meet the President of India over the political crisis in Tamil Nadu. With no response coming from Tamil Nadu governor Vidhyasagar Rao over their demand for a floor test, the DMK now intends to knock on the President's doors. The DMK has sought the President's appointment on August 31 to apprise him of the situation and seek direction to the Governor to call for a floor test in the assembly.
The DMK has petitioned Governor Vidhyasagar Rao twice already over the need for Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy to prove his majority in the house. Governor Vidhyasagar Rao has made no commitments on the same. The DMK intends to meet the President on the same day Governor is slated to return to Mumbai.
On Tuesday, two leaders from the TTV Dinakaran camp approached the Election Commission. Leaders of the Edappadi Palanisamy and Panneerselvam camp are also in Delhi but are yet to make an appeal to the EC. The merged factions are hoping to withdraw the their contentions in the symbol row but the same may be easier said than done. The AIADMK is currently seeking legal opinion. The leaders of the EPS-OPS camp are also to meet BJP leaders and union ministers to seek guidance.
There has been no action from the Raj Bhavan either on the demands of Congress and DMK for a floor test or TTV Dinakaran camp's legislators withdrawing their support to Edappadi Palanisamy.