Chennai: Confusion prevailed around the political stalemate in Tamil Nadu Friday night as TV reports said that governor C. Vidyasagar Rao submitted a report to the union home ministry against AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala.
However, both Raj Bhavan and the home ministry denied having sent or received any such reports.
It would be a huge setback to Sasikala in the tussle for Tamil Nadu chief minister post if the governor has indeed submitted a report proposing that she cannot be called to form the government.
According to TV channels, the governor cited the pending disproportionate assets (DA) case against Sasikala as the reason for her not being qualified to stake the claim in his purported report.
Some TV channels claimed to have a copy of the report sent by the governor in which the governor also took note of the PILs against Sasikala, on which verdict was pending.
The PILs have been filed challenging her elevation as the chief minister, since 'she has not been the general secretary for a continuous period of five years', as mandated by the party's constitution.
Reacting to the development, Sasikala's political rival O. Panneerselvam said, “Please wait and see.”
No report from governor: Raj Bhavan
However, the public relations officer of Raj Bhavan said that no report has been sent by the governor.
The Raj Bhavan, in a press release, said, “Governor of Tamil Nadu has not sent any report either to the Ministry of Home Affairs or to the President of India, as reported in some of the Media.”
Home ministry sources too said that they have not received any reports from the governor till 10 pm Friday.