Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister V Vaithilingam on Saturday demanded resignation of Chief Minister N Rangasamy and his replacement by another member of All India NR Congress in the wake of Madras High Court rapping the government on the law and order situation and the Lieutenant Governor admitting his dissatisfaction.
Briefing newsmen at a press conference here, Vaithilingam said the Madras High Court, in a case filed by a Muthialpet woman, stated, “Law and order situation in the Union Territory is in a sorry state due to the evolution of ‘goonda raj’ and wanted the government to take stringent action to curb this.” Moreover, the Lt Governor, in an interview to an English daily, had found fault with Rangasamy.
Vaithilingam said that the party did not want the elected government to go, but the Chief Minister should resign for his inaction in controlling the law and order and failure in providing protection and security to people. “In which State does the Chief Minister direct the police against taking action(on rowdies)?” asked Vaithilingam.
As the AINRC government is in majority, let another member from the party head the government, he said, and added that change in head of the government will lead to change in functioning. He said that it was for the party to decide, but when pressed on the name of the head, he said that it could be Speaker V Sabapathy.
“If the CM failed to resign, along with like-minded parties we will take up agitation demanding his resignation,” said Vaithilingam.