Ensure fair floor test: DMK to Governor

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) The DMK on Friday urged Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao to ensure a government after a fair floor test in the state assembly.

DMK Working President M.K. Stalin met Rao and made the submission.

Stalin requested Rao to ensure a “democratically and constitutionally valid government in place without further loss of time through a free and fair floor test in total conformity with constitutional provisions”.

The DMK complained of a constitutional vacuum now in Tamil Nadu, with acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam relegated to the side due to the infighting in the ruling AIADMK.

The DMK cited news reports to allege that AIADMK legislators were kept in undisclosed destinations and under close watch against their will by party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala.

“You will agree that the state administration cannot be allowed to drift towards a dangerous destination. In my view, if it is allowed to proceed, it will lead to a complete breakdown of the administration in the state,” the representation signed by Stalin said.