DMK Patriarch Dr. Kalaignar Karunanithy has urged the Tamil Nadu Governor to take appropriate measures to ensure that there is appropriate direction in administration until the Chief Minister returns to work.
In a letter addressed to his party party workers, Karunanithy said: “It is everybody’s opinion that the state government is lacking direction because the chief minister is in hospital. Though no all-party meeting or cabinet meeting or special Assembly session had been held on behalf of the AIADMK government, all parties in Tamil Nadu are united in supporting the demands of farmers” like constituting the Cauvery Management Board.
Since Ministers or the Chief Secretary are not prepared to take any steps in very important matters like the Cauvery issue without consulting the Chief Minister since she is in hospital, there is a passive situation in Tamil Nadu. In this backdrop, political leaders in the state were individually raising various issues and “the government stand on these must be informed after taking decisions on them. It is the wish of people of the state that the Centre or Tamil Nadu governor (Ch Vidyasgar Rao) should decide and immediately take action.
Till the time Chief Minister Jayalalithaa resumes work after recovering, appropriate legal steps should be taken to implement the essential needs of the people of Tamil Nadu. This was the request of the people as well as ours.”