Chennai, September 12: DMK acting-president MK Stalin has moved Madras high court seeking a floor test for AIADMK government led by Chief Minister E Palaniswami. He said that he had to take a legal recourse as Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao failed to perform his duty.

” In my earlier meeting with Governor, I said that if he doesn’t perform his duty, we’ll resort to a legal course of action. Now after no action by the Governor,  I have moved to court and requested for the convening of assembly session & floor test,” ANI quoted him as saying.

AIADMK leaders O Panneerselvam and E Palaniswami recently merged their factions and divided power among them. While E Palaniswami retained the government, Panneerselvam had got the party. A day after the merger, TTV Dhinakaran took away 21 MLAs of the AIADMK, endangering the government. The 21 MLAs submitted identical letters to governor CH Vidyasagar Rao, saying they had lost confidence in Chief Minister Palaniswami.

Meanwhile, the politics in Tamil Nadu heated again as AIADMK convened a General Council Meeting presided over by Palaniswami and Panneerselvam. In the meeting, a resolution was passed to expel VK Sasikala from the post of general secretary. It was also decided that late Jayalalithaa will remain party general secretary in perpetuity. Panneerselvam and Palaniswami became the coordinator and deputy coordinator of the party respectively.