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TN politics: Dinakaran faction's only request to Guv. Rao is removal of Palanisamy as CM

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

C.R. Saraswathi of T.T.V. Dinakaran-V.K. Sasikala faction of the All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday said that the Governor, Vidyasagar Rao, should immediately give a decision on the fate of the chief ministership of the state.

Saraswathi's remarks come a day after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M.K. Stalin warned that his party would take the case to the courts if the governor doesn't hold a floor test within a week to decide if the has a majority.

Speaking to ANI, Saraswathi said, "It's been more than 25 days that the Chief Minister the Governor and we want an answer now. Our only request is that we want to change the chief minister. We hope that he responds to our demands and fulfills them."

The had earlier demanded an immediate convening of the Assembly and to direct the Chief Minister to prove his majority.

Stalin further stated that the had lost its majority as it enjoyed the support of only 114 legislators in the 233-member legislative assembly, excluding the late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's seat.

Earlier in the week, three more legislators and seven parliamentarians, along with deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran the governor and sought the removal of both Chief Minister Palanisamy and deputy chief minister O. Panneerselvam.

leaders had Rao on August 27 too in demand for a floor test.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 05:17 IST