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Why isn’t the Tamil Nadu Governor inviting Sasikala to form government: Swamy

Subramanian Swamy says it appears that Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao is "under some sort of compulsion" to keep delaying his decision.

By: IANS | New Delhi |
February 13, 2017 4:12:48 pm
Subramanian Swamy, AIADMK power struggle, TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao, TN Governor swearing in, Sasikala Panneerselvam, VK Sasikala, O Panneerselvam, Tamil Nadu politics, India news BJP leader Subramanian Swamy says VK Sasikala has the majority in Assembly and should be sworn in as chief minister. (File Photo)

Amid the continuing power struggle within the AIADMK, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy on Monday wondered why Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao was not inviting party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala to form the next government. “Sasikala has given a list of 139 MLAs to the Governor, all with their signatures. She has even offered to present them in person. Whereas (acting Chief Minister) O. Panneerselvam has not even presented a single paper,” Swamy told the media.

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“Sasikala has the majority. She has no disqualifications as given under Article 191 of the Constitution, so I can’t understand what is the Governor waiting for,” said Swamy clarifying that his opinions were personal. He said it appeared that Governor Rao was “under some sort of compulsion” to keep delaying.

“The Governor has a list of candidates, there is no challenge on that list nor is there any fraud. It has been seven days, what is the Governor waiting for. It seems the Governor is under some sort of compulsion,” added Swamy.

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