DMK's Stalin asks Tamil Nadu Governor to dissolve Palaniswamy govt over horsetrading allegations

DMK's Stalin asks Tamil Nadu Governor to dissolve Palaniswamy govt over horsetrading allegations

Stalin said the Governor has assured he will take immediate action. Photograph: (Twitter)

ANI Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Jun 17, 2017, 09.13 PM (IST)

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) acting president MK Stalin on Saturday met Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and asked him to dissolve the Edappadi K Palaniswami-led government, which has been facing horse-trading allegations.

Stalin said that he decided to meet the Governor after the assembly did not let him to submit the CD (compact disc) as proof that the Sasikala camp sought the  AIADMK MLAs' support for the February trust vote.

"We have requested the Governor to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. We have also asked him to dissolve this government and re-conduct fresh vote of confidence immediately," Stalin said.

Stalin said the Governor has assured to take immediate action.

The Tamil Nadu Assembly has been witnessing pandemonium over the alleged sting operation conducted by a news channel.

The video revealed that all the AIADMK MLAs were lured in by cash and gold by the rival Sasikala camp to support Palaniswamy in the February trust vote conducted in Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Palanisamy won the trust vote held in the state assembly on the back of support offered by 122 AIADMK legislators.

South Madurai MLA Saravanan, who had defected to the OPS faction, admitted on camera that Sasikala camp offered him money between Rs. 2 crore to 6 crore for his support to Chief Minister Palaniswamy 

(ANI)

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stalin alleged the assembly did not let him to submit the CD as proof that the Sasikala camp sought the  AIADMK MLAs' support for the February trust vote
  • The Tamil Nadu Assembly has been witnessing pandemonium over the alleged sting operation conducted by a news channel
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