Tamil Nadu turmoil: Setback for Sasikala: Attorney General asks governor to conduct floor test!
-Dr. Abdul ruff Colachal
Tamil Nadu is passing through a difficult phase in its political history. AIADMK’s interim general secretary Sasikala has been demanding the Governor to swear her in as she has a clear majority of party MLAs in the assembly, while CM Panneerselvam has demanded to let him withdraw his resignation letter because he did so on coercion by Sasikala
In a dramatic turn of events in political crisis in Tamil Nadu, India, arising out of division in the ruling AIADMK following the death of its leader Jayalalithaa, the Attorney general of India has said the Governor needs to go for a floor test to ascertain the support of party MLAs by the CM Pannerselvam and his rival Sasikala.
This advice from the Attorney General is very close to what the CM Panneerselvam has requested the Governor to do to settle issue.
Now Panneerselvam’s resolution to continue to rule the state would be tabled for test by MLAs along with that of Sasikala’s demand for swearing in.
A special session of Assembly would be convened shortly to undertake the floor test to ascertain the support being enjoyed by both CM Panneerselvam and Sasikala, sources at Governor’s office said that soon a notification would be issued by the Governor in this regard
Meanwhile, reliable sources said the judgment of Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case would be declared tomorrow or day after. The judgment is being reserved even before Jayalalithaa died mainly because of the anxiety that there could be repercussions in the state leading to deaths by AIADMK party workers as it had happened earlier when Jayalalithaa was jailed in Bengaluru. .