Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami today indicated that his party, AIADMK, is unlikely to support the no-confidence motion against the BJP. The Narendra Modi led NDA will face its first no-confidence motion on Friday.
Speaking to reporters at Mettur, Palaniswami said that the motion was brought by Telugu Desam Party to highlight the problems of Andhra Pradesh.
“When the AIADMK fought for Tamil Nadu’s rights over the Cauvery issue, no other state supported us. We protested outside the parliament for 23 days. No one came forward to support our cause,” Palaniswami said.
With 50 MPs, the AIADMK is the third largest party in parliament after the Congress. Party leadership has issued a whip to all its MPs to remain in the national capital on Friday. Senior leaders in AIADMK say a decision to abstain or support the motion will be taken on Thursday night.
Earlier this week, a TDP delegations attempt to meet CM Edapadi Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O.Paneerselvam to seek support for the motion proved futile.
AIADMK remains in a tight spot after IT department raided the premises of contractors involved in state government projects. BJP National President Amit Shah’s criticism that Tamil Nadu is the most corrupt state has been perceived as a direct attempt to weaken the party leadership.
News credit : Indiatoday