No floor test in TN Assembly till Sept 20: Madras HC

TTV Dhinakaran

Citing pending disqualification proceedings against 19 MLAs loyal to Dhinkaran after their rebellion against Chief Minister K Palaniswami, the petitioners submitted that they apprehended that the Speaker might disqualify the legislators.

Dhinakaran camp MLAs' interim reply comes days after Dhanapal directed them to appear before him today by sending a third notice on September eight.

Chennai: Amid escalating infighting in Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, the Madras High Court today stayed till Wednesday (September 20) the conduct of a floor test in the Tamil Nadu assembly to prove the majority of the Edappi K Palaniswami government.

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He alleged that the legislators were threatened with dire consequences if they didn't return the faction under chief minister Edappadi Palanisami, also known as EPS. Senior ministers say that the hidden agenda of TTV-DMK combine would not succeed and the government would embark on a mission to gain strength by way of numbers.

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 previous year.

He claimed that there was no violation of rules by the MLAs, and they had not "betrayed the party, and not left the party".

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Another Dhinakaran loyalist, Thanga Tamilselvan who is now staying at a resort in Karnataka told reporters there that "as a next step we are waiting to meet President and appeal to him". "Therefore, at this point, the floor test is not required", deputy speaker Pollachi Jayaraman said.

The TTV Dhinakaran faction also met the officials from the Election Commission (EC) and requested them to declare the recently-conducted general council meeting of the party null and void.

He said, "No legal sanction for the [general council ] meeting and those who attended are not general council members". "To protect our party, I will go to any extent", he said, adding that his faction has 21 MLAs on its side.

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The DMK in its petition had argued that with the decision of the 19 rebel AIADMK MLAs to withdraw support to Palaniswamy, the Government headed by the latter has become a minority Government. The resolution further said that the CM Palanisamy and his deputy, O. Panneerselvam, shall retrieve the party and its symbol.

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