October 17, 2017
DMK working president MK Stalin on Tuesday lambasted vice president M Venkaiah Naidu for allegedly misusing the Raj Bhavan premises for political propaganda. He urged the vice president not to be partisan.
In a statement issued here, Stalin said governor C Vidyasagar Rao’s book that Naidu released raised more questions in the minds of the people.
Stalin was commenting the book “Those Eventful Days” and Naidu’s speech. It is sad to hear vice president saying “it is the responsibility of the Tamil Nadu government to fulfil the promises of Amma and once a government is formed with majority, it has to go back to people only after five years and once cannot expect the governor to disregard the constitution.”
Stalin said the vice president should re-evaluate his words and reflect on the tone as well as connotation of the words he spoke at the book release function.
Numerous requests to the acting governor Rao to resolve the issue of government’s strength after 18 MLAs withdrew support to AIADMK government failed to move him, Stalin said adding “Naidu’s statement coming at a time when there was a case in the Madras High Court against the disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators is pending.”
Vice president Naidu’s statement that once a government establishes the majority, it has to go to public only after 5 years weakened the primary motive and intent of the anti-defection law and the primacy of the idea that a government has to be run constitutionally, Stalin said.