Source: News Bharati English18 Feb 2017 10:15:13
Chennai, February 18: Edappadi K Palaniswamy met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday evening to stake a claim to form a government. After Governor Vidyasagar Rao announced Edappadi Palaniswamy to form the government, Palaniswamy was given 15 days to prove his majority.Today the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy will seek a trust vote in the assembly. As Sasikala got convicted on Tuesday under disproportionate assets case Edappadi K Palaniswamy, a loyalist of AIADMK general secretary V Sasikala, was elected the Legislature Party leader, in order to take over the post from her.
After the meeting with the Governor, "We are hoping that the Governor will call us to form the government at the earliest.” AIADMK spokesperson said that "we have the support of 125 MLAs and we have patiently waited for the Governor to call us. We sent him a reminder. There is no force that can stop us from forming government.”
After Palaniswamy was made Chief Minister he was given 15 days to prove his majority and today he will seek vote of confidence in the assembly.
CM Palaniswamy claims the support of 124 MLAs. Meanwhile the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) under MK Stalin has expressed to vote against him. On the eve of the vote, the Palaniswamy camp on Friday got a shock when one of its MLAs R Natraj, a former state DGP, said that he would vote against the chief minister’s motion of confidence. Natraj’s move has reduced Palanisamy’s stated support to 123 members in a House of 234. The floor test in the assembly will be the first such exercise the state will witness in about 30 years.