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'Purchased MLAs' row: Opposition tears into AIADMK, seeks justice

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

In the wake of reports being circulated regarding All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs' support being purchased by the ruling government, the Opposition while claiming to know of this, lashed out at the former's poor governance, calling the present a 'non-performing' one.

"It was clear before itself that the MLAs were purchased. The current is a non-performing one, with no Chief Minister or Governor. The media cannot go wrong; the information is authentic. The must account for this and render justice," Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP R.S. Bharathi told ANI.

Developing on this opinion, J.G. Prince asserted that the issue will certainly be raised in the Assembly session, adding that the Opposition is 'very steady' on this opinion.

"The current has too many problems, in addition to an internal power tussle in the AIADMK," he added.

A sting operation by an English news channel revealed that all the MLAs were lured in by cash and gold by the rival Sasikala camp to support Chief Minister Edapadi K. Palanisamy in Tamil Nadu Assembly's February Trust Vote.

The MLAs from the both the O. Panneerslevam and Sasikala camp, reportedly, revealed that they were openly buying and selling support.

Palanisamy won the trust vote held in the on the back of support offered by 122 legislators, and was subsequently elected as the Chief Minister.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 06:35 IST