DMK leader Stalin to meet Tamil Nadu governor to demand government formation

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DMK chairman MP Stalin will meet with Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday and the stake will claim to form the government, following his party’s formidable victory in the assembly election.

Stalin was unanimously elected party leader of the legislature on Tuesday and is likely to be sworn in as chief minister on May 7. “The party chairman @mkstalin has been elected leader of the parliamentary party DMK,” DMK announced on his official Twitter account.

The party said a resolution was passed unanimously electing Stalin as party leader to the legislature.

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The meeting to elect her took place at the “Anna Arivalayam” headquarters and witnessed the participation of 133 deputies from the DMK, including eight from alliance parties such as the MDMK.

The government, meanwhile, said in a statement that the swearing-in ceremony would take place on May 7.

Stalin had previously said that the ceremony would take place in a simple manner at the premises of Raj Bhavan. The top DMK leader is expected to appeal to Governor Banwarilal Purohit and demand the formation of the government.

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Meanwhile, the head of the DMK provided an update on the Covid-19 situation for the second day in a row with Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan and senior officials at his residence.

In a statement released later, Stalin urged people to follow the new restrictions announced by the government on Monday and said people should realize that the second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak was much worse than the impact caused by the pandemic last year.

Calling on the population to be very careful, he said, given the high number of infections in Tamil Nadu and breaking the viral chain, new restrictions have been announced by the government.

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“Instead of thinking of it as a government announced restrictions, people should follow it as their own (restrictions) in order to be safe,” he added.

“While it is the government’s responsibility to take care of Covid-19 patients, it is the people’s responsibility to coordinate with the government to contain the spread of the virus,” he said.

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