Di­nakaran vows to end Palaniswami rule in a week

DNA (Delhi) - - INDIA - G Ja­gan­nath g.ja­gan­nath@dnain­dia.net

Chennai: Ousted AIADMK deputy gen­eral sec­re­tary TTV Di­nakaran on Fri­day vowed to end the rule of Edap­padi K Palaniswami gov­ern­ment within a week.

“There is no his­tory of ad­harma and be­trayal hav­ing tri­umphed. In one week we will end this rule of be­trayal in the As­sem­bly,” he said in­di­cat­ing at a pos­si­ble floor test of the gov­ern­ment.

The Madras High Court on Thurs­day di­rected that no floor test should be held in the state As­sem­bly till Septem­ber 20.

Speak­ing to re­porters, Di­nakaran al­leged that Palaniswami had tried to ‘adopt a short­cut’ method of fac­ing a floor test by dis­qual­i­fy­ing 18 MLAs who sup­ported Di­nakaran.

“The short­cut adopted by Palaniswami is he tried to have the floor test by Mon­day (ap­par­ently Septem­ber 18) af­ter dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion (of his sup­port­ing MLAs),” he al­leged. He added that af­ter do­ing so Palanisami may not re­quire to gar­ner the re­quired sup­port of 117 MLAs to win the trust vote.

In the 234-mem­ber state As­sem­bly, Palaniswami camp has 114 MLAs, while Di­nakaran has the sup­port of 21 MLAs.

Di­nakaran’s fac­tion had moved the court against a pos­si­ble dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of its MLAs af­ter ‘sens­ing’ such pos­si­ble ac­tion from Speaker P Dhana­pal.

The speaker had is­sued a no­tice to 19 dis­si­dent MLAs who gave let­ters to Gov­er­nor with­draw­ing sup­port to the CM on Au­gust 22. The no­tice was is­sued based on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the AIADMK whip K Ra­jen­dran.

On Fri­day, Palaniswami and deputy CM O Pan­neer­sel­vam held a dis­cus­sion with the speaker a day af­ter the Gov­ern­ment Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral told the court that the Speaker had ini­ti­ated the process to take ac­tion on the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion no­tice.

—DNA

TTV Di­nakaran be­ing pro­duced in Tis Hazari court in New Delhi on Wed­nes­day

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