Two Union ministers behind crisis: Swamy

Two Union ministers behind crisis: Swamy

On a day the BJP was hailing the Supreme Court convicting AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, its outspoken leader Subramanian Swamy targeted two Union ministers without naming them, and accused them of “engineering crisis” in Tamil Nadu’s ruling party.

After the death of Jayalalithaa, AIADMK courted turmoil with Sasikala and caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam claiming the support of maximum number of MLAs for forming a new government.

Swamy, who was the original petitioner in the disproportionate assets case filed against Jayalalithaa and Sasikala way back in 1996 in a Chennai trial court, told a television channel, “I will name at the appropriate time…Two ministers in the central government engineered the Tamil Nadu crisis…”

After hailing the judgement against Sasikala, Swamy took on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who is holding additional charge of Tamil Nadu, for not “performing his duty”, a position contradictory to that of BJP leaders.

“The governor did not perform his duty. He probably got  wrong advice. The governor has to take a wise decision now,” he said.

He argued that “if Panneerselvam fails to show numbers to governor by 6 pm, E Palaniswami, the leader of Sasikala camp, should be given the power.” He noted that Panneerselvam had not submitted a list of MLAs backing him.

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