AIADMK crisis: DMK to meet Tamil Nadu Governor, urge for floor test
Opposition party in the Tamil Nadu assembly, DMK, is all set to up the ante demanding a floor test. Leaders of the DMK are expected to meet Tamil Nadu Governor Vidhyasagar Rao on Sunday to press for Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy to prove majority in the house. Meanwhile, the AIADMK has called for a privileges committee meeting.
On Sunday, TTV Dhinakaran removed Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy from all party post. DMK leader Duraimurugan along with five MLAs from the party is expected to meet the Governor. Leaders of the Congress are also likely to meet the Governor seeking No-confidence motion against the government. This would be the second time that both parties have urged for a floor test in the assembly fully aware that Edappadi Palanisamy does not have enough support to survive another.
The AIADMK has now called for a privileges committee meeting where action against 19 rebel MLAs is expected to be discussed. While two more MLAs of the party have extended their support to TTV Dinakaran, action is being mulled against 19 legislators who are currently lodged at a hotel in Puducherry.
The DMK has alleged that Edappadi Palanisamy government is keen on suspending members of the DMK as well as 19 legislators of AIADMK supporting TTV Dinakaran and documents for the same are being prepared. Governor Vidhyasagar Rao arrived in Chennai on Saturday giving rise to speculations that a floor test may be in order.