In February, I had supported Palaniswami in the floor test in the State Assembly. Slowly I got disillusioned with the functioning of the government headed by Edappadi K Palaniswamy as there have been abuse of power, favouritism, misusing of government machinery, widespread corruption. For the past four months, allegations of corruption against Edappadi K Palaniswami is levelled from various sectors vehemently.
The chief minister is corrupt and encouraging corruption at several levels which also have caused severe damage to the name of our party. The present situation has arisen that the governance of the State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the constitution. They also recalled how O Panneerselvam had given a statement that the present government is totally filled with corruptive practice.
But within a short span of two weeks, Panneerselvam has been included as Deputy Chief Minister. This reveals Palaniswami's favouritism, abuse of power misusing of government machinery to cover up the corrupt practice.
Palaniswami as Chief Minister have forfeited the confidence of the people and the interest of Tamil Nadu State and the people of the State. "I hereby express my lack of confidence on Palaniswami. As such, I withdraw my earlier support given to him vide this communication. I further submit that I have not given up my membership of AIADMK and I am only doing my duty as a conscious citizen to expose the abuse and misuse of the constitutional provision," the MLAs said.
The MLAs have also referred to a similar situation arose in Karnataka in 2011. "The rights of the MLS in the similar situation have been discussed in detail in Balachandra L Jarkiholi and others Vs BS Yeddiyurappa and others" on May 13, 2011 by Supreme court consisting Altamas Kabir J and Cyriah Joseph J. Hence I invoke the conferred right of the MLA vide this communication before your esteemed office.
The chief minister must be impartial and must have a sense of fair play and he should command the respect from all corners of the State. The dream and vision of our party supremo J Jayalalithaa towards the upliftment of the people of Tamil Nadu is totally ignored by Palaniswami. I being an elected AIADMK MLA hereafter cannot support the present chief minister for above above said reasons and I approach your excellency in this regard for appropriate action.
Therefore, I request you to intervene and institute the constitutional process as constitutional head of the State.