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Why is Stalin afraid of bringing no confidence motion against

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today sought to know whether Working President MK Stalin was "afraid" of bringing a no confidence motion against the K Palaniswami government, instead of "pressurising" Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on the matter.

"Instead of pressurising the Governor or issuing empty threats, Stalin can bring no-confidence motion," senior leader H Raja tweeted.

"Why he is afraid of it?" he asked in the same tweet.

The National Executive member's comments come a day after Stalin-led the opposition to

He had urged the Governor to direct the state to prove its majority in the assembly within a week, in the wake of the revolt by 19 MLAs against the Chief Minister last month.

The Leader of Opposition in the had also said that if the governor did not act on their plea within a week, the party would take legal recourse and also approach "people's "

The revolt by 19 MLAs came a day after the of the factions led by Palaniswami and former chief minister O Panneerselvam.

Delegations of DMK, Congress and Left parties had already called on the governor and pressed for a floor test for the Palaniswami

Last week, sidelined leader TTV Dhinakaran had met Rao and sought replacement of Palaniswami, who, however, had been asserting that his had the requisite majority and none could topple it.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 13:02 IST