Madras HC adjourns AIADMK MLAs' disqualification case to 2 November, stay on floor test remains

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday adjourned the AIADMK legislators' disqualification case to 2 November while reiterating that no floor test or by-election should take place in Tamil Nadu until then.

E Palaniswami. PTI

E Palaniswami. PTI

The petition was filed by 18 AIADMK legislators belonging to sidelined leader TTV Dinakaran and VK Sasikala who were disqualified under the anti-defection law by Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal.

The counsel for the 18 lawmakers told the court that they have not joined another party and were only opposed to Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

The counsel for the Speaker defended the disqualification decision. After hearing both the sides, the court posted the matter for 2 November.

The MLAs were disqualified by the Speaker after they gave a letter to Tamil Nadu Governor withdrawing their support to Chief Minister Palaniswami.

Updated Date: Oct 09, 2017 14:23 PM

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