Stalin meets Guv; to take call after a week

  • Stalin meets Guv; to take call after a week

Stalin meets Guv; to take call after a week

Stalin had said that Rao was "indulging in politics". This would be the last time the DMK would approach the Governor on this issue.

The delegation of state opposition leaders, led by the DMK, met Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday. With 21 rebel AIADMK lawmakers, the total comes to 119. He apprised the Governor of the current tally of MLAs by his side. He also criticised the Governor for refusing to take action over MLAs withdrawing support to Edappadi Palanisamy.

Chennai: The DMK on Monday accused the AIADMK government of trying to get BJP national executive member H Raja elected as chief of the Tamil Nadu Bharat Scouts and Guides and actively encourage him in his attempts "to saffronise" the movement. "I request all teachers and district education officials not to allow Raja into the Scouts and Guides in Tamil Nadu", he said. Earlier this month, he slammed the announcement made by the new unified AIADMK on convening the general council meet, saying only party chief V K Sasikala has the right to make such announcements.

Stating that the number of legislators opposed to the Government was greater than those supporting it, Stalin said, "This is what we discussed with the Governor".

Ruling Congress on Monday announced it would participate in the 13 September stir organised in Puducherry by its ally DMK to condemn "imposition" of NEET on the selection of students to medical courses.

Raja had recently called on chief minister K Palaniswami at the secretariat "to discuss his candidature", Stalin said.

The Dhinakaran camp has been pressing for the ouster of Palaniswami as chief minister since the factions, led by the latter and his predecessor O Panneerselvam respectively, merged on August 21. The DMK, Congress and Left parties had also met President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi recently to seek his intervention.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, who was present at the meeting, argued that a party can not rule a state if the party doesn't command the mandate of the state and believes that a floor test is the only way to come to a solution.