No Trust Vote till Sep 20 : Madras HC

Michele Moreno
September 16, 2017

Since there is apprehension that 19 rebel MLAs may be disqualified and floor test conducted for the trust vote without giving any time to the MLAs to challenge the Speaker's order, the judge said he was of the view that the authorities shall not conduct the trust vote, in the interest of justice, till September 20.

On Thursday morning, Justice M Duraiswamy asked the advocate general for instructions from the Speaker on the issue.

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran camp MLAs have furnished an interim reply to Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal's notice which followed a plea by Government Chief Whip S Rajendran to disqualify them.

Dinakaran along with his aunt VK Sasikala were removed from the top posts in All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the ruling party of Tamil Nadu today approached the Election Commission (EC) persuading to declare the recently held All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam General Council meet as illegal.

An AIADMK MLA on Thursday told reporters that the TTV Dhinakaran faction has chose to meet the President soon over a wide range of issues.

"I have 21 MLAs with me and these are the MLAs who did not attend Tuesday's meeting", Dinakaran said. K P Munusamy, a voracious critic of Sasikala clan, said Dhinakaran was all out to take revenge and was looking for parties like DMK to team up with. "The governor and chief minister are working in tandem", he had claimed. He said the State government enjoyed majority as all "134 AIADMK MLAs" supported it.

Speaking to ANI, DMK leader A. Saravanan said it is a fallacy to say that the party is going to join hands with them.

Dinakaran on Wednesday said that he would never go with the DMK, amid speculations that his faction would part ways from the merged factions of chief minister E. Palanisamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam.

The meeting in Chennai two days ago had also cancelled all appointments and decisions taken by Sasikala as party chief between December 30, 2016, and February 15, 2017, including the appointment of Dinakaran as deputy general secretary.

The rebel leader threatened to pull down the government "to save the AIADMK", the ruling party in Tamil Nadu that has been in turmoil since the death of its supremo J Jayalalithaa in December past year.

Senior ruling party leader and Deputy Speaker Pollachi V Jayaraman hit out at Stalin for desiring to become an "instant Chief Minister", and mocked at him saying it will remain a "pipe dream".

Other reports by Insurance News

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