TN crisis: Cong blames NDA Govt. of trying to stamp presence, BJP denies role

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 8 (ANI): As Tamil Nadu finds itself battling uncertainty over its political future, the Congress Party on Wednesday blamed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for the chaos and alleged the latter of trying to utilise the situation to stamp the presence of the saffron party in the state. Talking to ANI, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has become a 'habitual offender' when it comes to destabilise elected government. "They did so in Uttarakhand and lost badly when Supreme Court passed strictures. They again did it in Arunachal Pradesh and again strictures were passed. AIAMDK is the rival of the Congress but the truth is that the majority lies with AIAMDK. You cannot misuse the office of governor by using him like a puppet to destabilize the elected governor of Tamil Nadu," he said. Surjewala further said if Prime Minister Modi-led government dares to do so again then the rule of Constitution and law will no longer prevail in the country. Clarifying that there is no interference by the Centre in this political crisis, Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju said it is not right to give political colour to the situation. "The Congress can allege anything. The country is not running on the basis made by the Congress party. Such allegations are not good, it's not right to give political colour to the situation," he told ANI. Meanwhile, hitting back at acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam after he said that he would prove his majority in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary Sasikala Natarajan accused the former of colluding with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), while adding that he would not be spared following his "betrayal". (ANI)