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Stalin meets TN Governor, requests to dissolve Palaniswamy Govt.

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) acting president M. K. Stalin on Saturday 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 a proof that the All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs' support was bought by the Sasikala camp for the February vote.

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

Stalin said the Governor has assured to take immediate action.

The Assembly has been witnessing pandemonium scenes over the alleged sting operation conducted by an English news channel.

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

Palanisamy won the vote held in the on the back of support offered by 122 legislators.

South Madurai MLA Saravanan, who had defected to the OPS faction, admitted on camera that Sasikala camp offered him money between Rs.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 20:14 IST