Centre shouldn't advise the TN Governor to delay the swearing-in of the next chief minister: Congress

BJP is trying to fish in troubled waters of Tamil Nadu 'unconstitutionally' and instructing the Governor to not go to the state, Congress on Wednesday alleged and asked the Centre to stay off the issue.

PTI February 08, 2017 16:52:02 IST
Centre shouldn't advise the TN Governor to delay the swearing-in of the next chief minister: Congress

New Delhi: BJP is trying to fish in troubled waters of Tamil Nadu "unconstitutionally" and instructing the Governor to not go to the state, Congress on Wednesday alleged and asked the Centre to stay off the issue.

Centre shouldnt advise the TN Governor to delay the swearingin of the next chief minister Congress

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi. PTI

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi also asked Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to "forthwith" swear-in O Panneerselvam or VK Sasikala as chief minister.

"I must say it is extremely wrong, unconstitutional and patently illegal on the part of BJP and the Central government to fish in the troubled waters of Tamil Nadu. They have no business to instruct the governor to not go to Tamil Nadu," Singhvi told reporters on Parliament premises.

The Rajya Sabha member said the moment Sasikala or Panneerselvam prove their majority, Rao cannot delay the swearing-in even "by a minute".

"There is nothing in the Constitution, practice, tradition or convention that requires the governor to delay the swearing-in," he said.

The ruling AIADMK is currently faced with rough weather after caretaker Chief Minister Panneerselvam on Tuesday raised banner of revolt against party leadership, saying he was forced to resign to pave way for elevation of Sasikala to the coveted post.

Party General Secretary Sasikala was elected AIADMK legislature unit leader on Sunday.

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