Dinakaran vows to end Palaniswami rule in a week
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.
TTV Dinakaran being produced in Tis Hazari court in New Delhi on Wednesday