Chennai sources have stated that Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao has sent a report to President Pranab Mukherjee on the commotion witnessed in the State Legislative Assembly when the motion of confidence was moved by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday last. Raj Bhavan have sources said a copy of the report was also marked to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister.
It was stated that the report follows allegations leveled by M.K. Stalin, working president of the DMK and Leader of the Opposition, and O. Panneerselvam, former Chief Minister, against the Speaker alleging that he exercised his powers arbitrarily.
Meanwhile when pointing out those IPS officers had entered
the Assembly wearing uniform normally worn by the watch and ward staff, they
demanded that the proceedings on Saturday be declared as null and void and a
secret ballot be held on the Motion of Confidence. Parrying questions on the
views of the Governor on the issue, a Raj Bhavan official said the report was
based on the allegations and report of the Assembly Secretary.
“What happened in the Assembly on that day was telecast by television news channels (based on footage provided by one private television channel). Everybody knows what happened and the Governor has gone by the official version though the allegations made by the DMK leader and former Chief Minister was the basis for seeking a report on the issue”.