Their act of voting against party’s whip was not condoned within 15 days, the petitioner said, contending that despite lapse of more than six months even notices had not been issued showing complete “malafide and partisan” behaviour of the speaker.
“DMK will align with like-minded forces to uphold the key Dravidian policy of social justice, retrieve the rights of the state, bring Education under the State List and ensure nobody else suffers Anitha’s fate in Tamil Nadu,” Opposition Leader Stalin said.
Clarifying that some 19 MLAs supporting him were staying at a resort in Puducherry not out of fear but to teach a lesson to those who dared announce the plan to remove party chief V K Sasikala, Dinakaran said he was waging a war.
While the two factions of the AIADMK, under the Chief Minister and former CM O Panneerselvam, merged on Monday, a third rival unit claiming loyalty to TTV Dinakaran has revolted against the party.
DMK president M Karunanidhi was hospitalised on Wednesday to undergo a minor endoscopic procedure. He was admitted to Kauvery hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai, this morning and will be discharged from hospital later today.
“DMK working president Stalin is trying to fish in troubled waters. When he says he will move a no-confidence motion if required, it shows he is not confident about that,” said BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan.
While Kamal Haasan shared the stage with DMK working president M K Stalin and others, Rajinikanth sat among the audience.
“I urge Chief Minister Palaniswami to dismiss Vijayabasakar immediately from the Cabinet,” he said in a statement claiming continuation of him as a Minister was against the Constitution.
In a veiled reference to former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam-led faction, the party in a conciliatory note said “those who are joining and who will be joining belong to the same family. All contested on the same symbol.
BJP’s state unit chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday had taken a dig at the actor’s tweet on his possible entry into politics, wondering why the celebrity, “without doing any service to the people”, had a “sudden awakening” on entering the field.
M K Stalin, the leader of DMK in Tamil Nadu assembly, recalled that DMK-led government had allotted 3,000 acres of land for port, which was dedicated to the nation by the then PM A B Vajpayee and M Karunanidhi, who was the CM of Tamil Nadu in 2001.
Going ahead with their strike announced on June 30 on the eve of GST rollout, theatre exhibitors have shut their halls since Monday citing their ‘inability’ to pay both taxes.
The issue had surfaced recently after a media report claimed that the IT department had seized documents detailing alleged payment of bribes during a search of premises of a gutkha manufacturer last year.
Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar said the message of Auroville, Aurobindo and The Mother of the Ashram here had been promotion of peace, dignity and this message emanating from Puducherry had spread across the whole country.
Speaker P Dhanapal disallowed a discussion on issue when opposition leader M K Stalin started reading out his statement on an income tax (I-T) department letter asking the government to take action against Vijayabaskar and police officers for their involvement in corruption.