Ka­mal for ‘no work-no pay’ rule for MLAs

DNA (Delhi) - - INDIA -

Chennai: Vet­eran ac­tor Ka­mal Haasan on Fri­day took pot­shots at elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives, say­ing they should also be cov­ered un­der the “no work no pay” for­mula.

The ac­tor’s com­ments came in the wake of a sec­tion of gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees and teach­ers strik­ing work, with the Madras High Court pulling up the teach­ers for do­ing so.

“No work no pay only for Govt. Em­ploy­ees?. How about horse trad­ing politi­cians lan­guish­ing in re­sorts?,” the ac­tor said in a tweet with­out nam­ing any­one.

The ‘re­sort’ re­mark was ap­par­ently a ref­er­ence to a sec­tion of the rul­ing AIADMK MLAs ow­ing al­le­giance to ‘sacked’ leader TTV Dhi­nakaran shift­ing re­sorts.

Fol­low­ing the re­volt of 19 party MLAs against Chief Min­is­ter K Palaniswami, they were all ini­tially ac­com­mo­dated at a re­sort in Puducherry. They later shifted to a re­sort in Coorg in Kar­nataka and are since stay­ing there.

One of them shifted camps to sup­port Palaniswami later.

In­ci­den­tally, AIADMK MLAs were ear­lier lodged at a re­sort at nearby Ku­vathur in Fe­bru­ary, fol­low­ing a split in the party when then rebel leader O Pan­neer­sel­vam re­volted against party chief VK Sasikala. The MLAs were ac­com­mo­dated at the re­sort ahead of the cru­cial Fe­bru­ary 18 trust vote of the in­cum­bent Palaniswami gov­ern­ment. Pan­neer­sel­vam had, how­ever, merged his fac­tion with the one led by Palaniswami last month.

In another tweet, Haasan also pleaded with the court to warn leg­is­la­tors “who de­sist from at­tend­ing work.” —PTI

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