With no word from the Tamil Nadu Governor, C Vidyasagar Rao on the no-trust motion against the government, the opposition parties are set to approach the President, Ram Nath Kovind. The DMK, Congress and Left parties are preparing to head to the capital on Thursday, reports ToI.
Following TTV Dhinakaran's assertion within the party and over 20 MLAs pledging support to him, the opposition has accused the EPS-OPS faction of leading a minority government. The DMK and the Congress have met the Governor and requested for a floor test. They have since then, constantly questioned the political turmoil within the ruling AIADMK and alleged that politics has taken precedence over public welfare.
â€œOur MPs have sought an appointment with the President on Thursday. We are yet to get an appointment, but we are confident of meeting him,â€œ said DMK working president M K Stalin told the media at the party headquarters, Anna Arivalayam.
â€œWe want to inform him about the prevailing political situation in Tamil Nadu,â€œ he added.
According to reports, the President is expected to leave on a foreign tour and the DMK is looking to apprise him of the political situation in Tamil Nadu ahead of his departure. They also intend to bring up the delay caused by the Governor in calling for the no-trust motion.
â€œWe are yet to get the President's appointment. Tamil Nadu is a big state and the political situation is not good. We want the President to take steps to tell the governor to convene the assembly," said D Raja, CPI's Rajya Sabha MP to TOI.