Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday assured a delegation of opposition parties led by DMK that he would take necessary action when informed of the “minority” status of ruling AIADMK in the Assembly, said DMK leader Duraimurugan.
Speaking to reporters, he said the delagation submitted the copy of the letter written by the party’s Working President M.K.Stalin to Rao and impressed upon the Governor the need for Chief Minister K.Palaniswami to prove his government’s majority in the Assembly.
With the withdrawal of support to Palaniswami by 19 AIADMK legislators recently, the delegation told the Governor that said the government is now a minority in the assembly.
According to Duraimurugan, Rao told the opposition delegation that he is aware of the developments and will take appropriate action.
Duraimurugan led the delegation comprising members from DMK, Congress and IUML.
On August 22, AIADMK’s 19 legislators belonging to the jailed party General Secretary V.K.Sasikala-Dinakaran faction gave letters to Rao, withdrawing their support to Palaniswami and saying they wanted a new Chief Minister.
The Dinakaran faction resorted to the move as it was sidelined post-merger between the two factions led by Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and Chief Minister Palaniswami.
As a part of the merger, the Panneerselvam-Palaniswami faction had announced that steps would be taken to dismiss Sasikala from the General Secretary’s post.
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