AIADMK crisis: Madras HC stays floor test until Sept 20

AIADMK crisis: Madras HC stays floor test until Sept 20

AIADMK crisis: Madras HC stays floor test until Sept 20

Of the 234 members of the Legislative Assembly, the present government enjoys the support of only 113, excluding the Speaker, against the minimum requirement of 117 MLAs.

Sidelined AIADMK (Amma) deputy chief Dhinakaran had last week called on the state's Governor, Ch Vidyasagar Rao, to take action on the plea seeking ouster of Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam and the demand for a fresh floor test in the Assembly.

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

To this, the Court asked what action was being taken against the MLAs as the notice period, seeking explanation from them, ended today.

Chennai: The Madras high court has stayed holding of a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly till September 20.

On Wednesday, Dinakaran said that he would never go with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), amid speculations that his faction would part ways from the merged factions of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.

"I have 21 MLAs with me and these are the MLAs who did not attend Tuesday's meeting", Dinakaran said.

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

Mr. Stalin could not even become the president of his own party and was still the working president, Mr. Jayaraman said and added: "His dream to become the Chief Minister would not come true". They later shifted to a resort in Coorg in Karnataka and are since staying there. 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. "However, if a challenge emerged for AIADMK government, all of those, who won on AIADMK's two leaves symbol, would support the government under Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami", he said.

A group of MPs and MLAs owing allegiance to the Dinakaran faction told the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners that according to the AIADMK by-laws, a general council meeting can be convened only by the general secretary or a person authorised by the top office-bearer.

In the morning, the judge asked the AG about the apprehension expressed by the DMK that the Government may hold a floor test after disqualifying the 19 rebel MLAs.

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