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Dinakaran faction moves Madras HC seeking floor test

The TTV Dinakaran faction of AIADMK moved a plea in the Madras High Court, on Thursday, seeking a floor test in the Tamil Nadu assembly.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2017 2:10 pm
Dinakaran, Dhinakaran, AIADMK, Tamil nadu assembly floor test, K Palaniswami, sasikala, jayalalithaa, madras high court AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, along with his supporters, addressing a press conference in Madurai on Monday. (Source: PTI)

The TTV Dinakaran faction of AIADMK moved the Madras High Court on Thursday, demanding a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. This comes after the sidelined leader, last week, appealed to the Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to take an action on the plea seeking ouster of Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam and the demand for a floor test in the Assembly.

Dhinakaran, who has the support of 21 MLAs, had said that he urged the governor to direct Palaniswami to show his majority in the Assembly. “It is evident that he (Palaniswami) has no majority. Therefore he should be asked (by the Governor) to prove majority,” he had said. He had also claimed that the Palaniswami camp itself acknowledged the fact that they do not fulfill the requisite number.

In the 234-member house, the AIADMK has a strength of 135, including the Speaker. The opposition has a total strength of 98, including 89 of the DMK, eight of Congress and an IUML member.

Meanwhile, members of the faction, met Election Commission officials in Delhi and raised the issue of Sasikala’s dismissal from the post of interim chief of AIADMK saying that the party’s General Council meet should not be considered valid.

This is a developing story. More details are awaited.


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  1. s
    Sep 14, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    Stalin and his party leaders try their best to bring down the EPS Govt hoping that 19 ADMK MLAs held hostage by TTV Dinakaran. The understanding between Stalin and Dinakaran is that they both work to bring down EPS Govt and Stalin would help Dinakaran family to continue liquor trade of Midas worth of 6000 crores per year. Sasikumar and Dinakaran know well that will loose their liquor business under EPS and OPS.
    1. S
      Sep 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm
      It is ashamed to Tamil Nadu Governor. He illegally supports BJP favour government in Tamil Nadu.
      1. C N Raghuraman Raghuraman
        Sep 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm
        Dinakaran family and Stalin family have something common and it is politically correct for them to unite. All these brinkmanship is a waste of time and energy
        1. S
          Sep 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm
          The worst government in Indian history is today Central and Tamil Nadu governments. They didn't follow law and ethics . For example our cons ution didn't have Vice Prime Minister and Vice Chief Minister but TN governor had given oath to O.Pannerselvam as Vice Chief Minister.