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DMK to bring no-confidence motion against TN Assembly speaker

DMK Treasurer and Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly M K Stalin on Thursday said his party would bring a no-confidence motion against Speaker P Dhanapal if various House committees, including the Public Accounts panel, were not set up expeditiously.

He said DMK would also take up the issue with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, “the (Constitutional) authority, of the House.” 

“Assembly committees should be expeditiously set up. If that is not done, we will bring a no-confidence motion against the Speaker,” Stalin told reporters, adding Dhanapal should not “create a situation” constraining them to opt for the motion.

He said 12 House Committees including ones for Estimates, Public Accounts and Privileges were to be set up annually according to rules.

But, there were “no signs,” of the committees being formed despite Dhanapal “informing” the House during the recent session that they would set up after he and his party’s deputy leader Duraimurugan took up the isssue in the Assembly, he said. A reminder letter on the issue was handed over to the Assembly Speaker today, he said. 

“Our next step is that we will meet the Governor if action is not taken expeditiously,” he said. Answering a question on the October 25 “all-party meeting,” over Cauvery issue convened by DMK, he said a copy of resolutions adopted in the meeting was handed over at the offices of Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and the Chief Secretary.
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