Governor meets Kovind, to reach Chennai today

Vidyasagar Rao

Vidyasagar Rao  

HC has stayed floor test till Wednesday

On a day when the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker disqualified 18 MLAs, Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao met President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi.

The Governor is expected to reach Chennai on Tuesday afternoon. The Madras High Court has stayed a floor test till Wednesday.

The Governor, sources said, apprised the President of the political turmoil in Tamil Nadu.

Five senior AIADMK leaders, including K.P. Munusamy, Manoj Pandiyan and Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan, had a long meeting with senior lawyers to discuss the way forward to resolve the issue at the Election Commission. They team has left for Chennai.

The AIADMK election symbol of “two leaves” remains frozen. Last week, the T.T.V. Dhinakaran faction petitioned the Election Commission to declare the September 12 general council meeting called by the AIADMK Amma and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma factions illegal and not to recognise their decision to cancel V.K. Sasikala’s appointment as general secretary.

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