Congress pulls up Governor Rao for 'inexplicable' delay in forming TN Govt.

| Updated: Feb 15, 2017 12:18 IST

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 15 (ANI): Hailing the Supreme Court's verdict on AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan in the disproportionate assets case, the Congress on Wednesday said that Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao should immediately form the government without any delay. "I think the situation is very clear. Whosoever is able to show their strength, the Governor should invite to form the government without delay," Congress leader K. C. Mittal told ANI. Expressing his bafflement over the delay shown by Rao in the entire development, Mittal added that now after the Supreme Court judgment, the scenario has changed. "The Governor should immediately administer the oath of the office rather than delaying any further," he stated. On Tuesday, AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan suffered a major jolt after the Supreme Court upheld the trial court's judgment convicting her in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case against her. Former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J. Jayalalithaa, along with Sasikala and two others were involved in the case. The Bengaluru trial court had convicted Jayalalithaa on September 27, 2014 and ordered her four years of imprisonment along with Rs. 100 crore fines, with Rs. 10 crore fine on the other three. The conviction disqualified her as an MLA requiring her to step down as the chief minister. She, however, returned as the chief minister after Karnataka High Court on May 11, 2015 acquitted her and the others in the case. (ANI)