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Vala should be removed if he doesn't resign: Stalin

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Congress' southern ally, DMK, welcomed the directive today to hold a floor test in tomorrow and demanded the removal of for his "mistake" in inviting the BJP to form the government.

"The verdict given by the is seen as a big victory for democracy and the Constitution. The mistake by the has become apparent," DMK working M K told reporters here.

"Vala should immediately resign or (Narendra) Modi or (Ram Nath Kovind) should remove him from the post," Stalin, the of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, said.

Earlier in the day, the apex court ordered a floor test in the Assembly at 4pm tomorrow, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by the to B S Yeddyurappa to prove majority.

The has emerged as the single-largest party with 104 seats, followed by the with 78, (Secular) with 37 and three seats going to others in the 224-member Assembly, where elections were held for 222 seats.

While both the BJP and Congress-JDS post-poll alliance staked claim to form the government, Vala had invited Yeddyurappa and sworn him as yesterday.

had yesterday termed Vala's invite to BJP to form the government "hasty" and "unconstitutional", alleging that it would lead to horse-trading.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:50 IST