Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M. K. Stalin accused Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday stating that the latter’s action is controlled by the Centre.Speaking to the reporters here, Stalin said, “We believe Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao’s action is controlled by Delhi, that is why we approached court for floor test. We have also passed a resolution against MGR’s birth anniversary celebrations as it’s a misuse of tax payer’s money and against horse trading in Assembly”.
The Madras high court on September 14 stayed any move to hold a trust vote on the government’s strength in the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly till September 20.
The court passed the orders while hearing the DMK petition that sought court’s direction to Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to prove his government’s majority on the floor of the house following factionalism in the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (AIADMK) party.
When asked if his MLAs will resign, Stalin said they will take an apt decision after observing court’s order on Wednesday.
The DMK MLAs resolved to abide by whatever decision Stalin took to safeguard the welfare of the state and support him in his legal endeavours to remove the ruling AIADMK.
Stalin on Monday slammed Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal and said that the Speaker had disqualified 18 AIADMK rebel MLAs because he wanted to reduce the strength of majority in the Assembly.
The disqualified AIADMK MLAs had been backing TTV Dinakaran, sidelined AIADMK leader.
Meanwhile, addressing a meeting in Tiruchirapalli, Dinakaran vowed to send the ‘corrupt’ Palaniswami government home but ruled out aligning with DMK in case elections were held.
“We are confident of winning the elections after sending this government home. We will restore the rule of MGR and Jayalalithaa. MGR started AIADMK against DMK which is our main enemy. How can we join hands with DMK,” he said referring to media’s questions whether his faction would align with DMK.