MK Stalin urges Vidyasagar Rao to convene Tamil Nadu Assembly, order floor test for AIADMK

DMK working President MK Stalin on Thursday demanded that Governor Vidyasagar Rao convene the Tamil Nadu Assembly and ask AIADMK government to prove its majority

IANS September 07, 2017 18:15:12 IST
MK Stalin urges Vidyasagar Rao to convene Tamil Nadu Assembly, order floor test for AIADMK

Chennai: DMK working President MK Stalin on Thursday demanded that Governor Vidyasagar Rao convene the Tamil Nadu Assembly and ask the AIADMK government to prove its majority on its floor.

"Questions have arisen over the majority enjoyed by the government. Either the government should resign on its own or the governor should convene the Assembly and have a floor test," he told reporters.

MK Stalin urges Vidyasagar Rao to convene Tamil Nadu Assembly order floor test for AIADMK

File image of MK Stalin. PTI

Stalin's comments followed the meeting sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran and his loyalist legislators had with the Governor on Thursday morning to press for an immediate floor test.

The party is also understood to have sought a fresh meeting with the governor on 10 September. A DMK delegation had already met the Governor more than a fortnight ago to demand a floor test on the ground that the government has lost its majority in the house.

He also welcomed the Madras High Court order on Thursday restraining the privileges committee of the assembly from proceeding further against the DMK legislators for carrying banned gutka packets to the house.

DMK members had carried the gutka packets as a way of protest and to buttress their allegation that senior police officials and ministers had taken bribes from gutka manufacturers so that they could carry on with the business in the banned substance in the state.

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