Swamy backs K’taka Govt.’s plea to remove Jayalalithaa’s name from DA case

New Delhi [India], Feb. 12 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday extended his support to the application filed by Karnataka Government in the Supreme Court, requesting to delete the name of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J.

Jayalalithaa from the disproportionate assets case. "In DA case Karnataka Govt has now filed an Application seeking deletion of JJ's name. That is a legal issue that the SC may use to review (sic)," Swamy tweeted. While in another tweet, Swamy hit out at Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao for delaying the decision amid the ongoing political crisis in the state. "TN Guv must decide CM issue by tomorrow otherwise a WP under Art 32 of Constitution can be filed charging abetment of horse trading (sic)," he tweeted.

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan yesterday clearly stated that the delay in her swearing-in ceremony is nothing but an attempt to "create division in the party".

"All party MLAs are fine and happy. We were waiting patiently till this moment for a reply from the Governor. Needed measures will be taken. From tomorrow onwards, we would begin a new kind of protest. Delaying tactics is an attempt to create divisions in party," she told reporters after meeting with the MLAs backing her.

Sasikala's comments came after Tamil Nadu acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam alleged that he was told to quit the Chief Minister's post to protect party's discipline and failure to follow would be a violation of party discipline.

Calling Sasikala as the "temporary general secretary", Panneerselvam said, "The Council can only appoint a temporary general secretary.

Proper elections have to be held to elect a general secretary according to the party bye-laws. People are on my side.".

Source: ANI