Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, P Dhanapal profile: Legislative Assembly Speaker to contest from Avinashi seat
Dhanapal will face off against founder and president of the Aathi Thamizhar Peravai, R Athiyamaan fielded by the DMK front, who will be contesting elections for the first time
P Dhanapal allegedly delayed a decision on the membership of AIADMK MLAs who voted against the E Planiswami govt in 2017
The Tamil Nadu Assembly will meet on 28 June, the first time after the bypolls to 22 seats in which both the ruling AIADMK and Opposition DMK increased their numbers.
AIADMK chief whip seeks disqualification of three party MLAs for allegedly supporting TTV Dhinakaran
AIADMK chief whip S Rajendran has submitted a petition to the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker seeking disqualification of 3 MLAs for supporting TTV Dhinakaran.
AIADMK MLAs' disqualification LATEST updates: MK Stalin says 'democracy must be safeguarded', expects by-elections soon
Madras HC verdict on AIADMK MLAs LIVE updates: The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the Speaker's decision to disqualify the 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs.
Madras HC upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs: All you need to know about case, what it means for Tamil Nadu
The political crisis in Tamil Nadu began in September last year when Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified eighteen AIADMK MLAs under the 1986 Tamil Nadu Assembly Members Party Defection Law. The lawmakers were disqualified after they submitted a letter to the Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, expressing no confidence in Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.
TTV Dhinakaran on Monday asked eighteen disqualified legislators to move to Courtallam resort near Tirunelveli district till the Madras High Court delivers its verdict on their disqualification.
AIADMK MLAs including E Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam donate a month's salary for flood relief work in Kerala
AIADMK MLAs contributed their one month salary totalling more than Rs 1.13 crore towards relief works in flood-ravaged Kerala.
Tamil Nadu Assembly speaker P Dhanapal says 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs' meeting with governor is valid grounds for disqualification
TN Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal said the very act of the 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs meeting Governor Banwarilal Purohit challenging their disqualification is in itself a valid ground for disqualification.
TTV Dhinakaran at Madras HC's mercy to regain political significance; E Palaniswami survives litmus test for now
Now that chances of staging a hostile takeover have receded, Dhinakaran has to focus primarily on building his own party, at the district level.
Barely an hour after a portrait of J Jayalalithaa was unveiled in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, the opposition DMK moved the Madras High Court seeking its removal.
TTV Dhinakaran cites technical hurdles in forming new political outfit, says party can function as AIADMK (Amma)
Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran cited technical hurdles in forming a new political outfit and said there were no such difficulties in functioning as the AIADMK (Amma) if the court allowed them to use that name
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal on Monday informed the Madras High Court that there was no haste, mala fide or perversity in him passing the order disqualifying the 18 pro-Dhinakaran AIADMK MLAs.
Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal justifies invoking anti-defection law to disqualify 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal justified his action of disqualifying 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs when their pleas challenging their disqualification was taken up by the Madras High Court.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker says disqualified AIADMK MLAs would've approached party if they intended to stay
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker said if disqualified AIADMK MLAs had intentions to continue in the party, they would have approached it
AIADMK crisis: Madras HC extends stay order on floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly; next hearing on 4 October
While hearing the plea of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, Madras High Court on Wednesday extended its stay order on a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly till further directions.
Without staying the disqualification of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, the Madras High Court ordered that no floor test should be held in the assembly till further orders.
AIADMK as it happened: Setback for EPS-OPS camp as Madras HC stays order on Tamil Nadu floor test, case adjourned till 4 Oct
C Vidyasagar Rao met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday adding fuel to the AIADMK row.
Tamil Nadu crisis: Rebel MLAs disqualified as they distanced themselves from AIADMK, says Speaker P Dhanapal
The 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs were disqualified as they "distanced" themselves from their party and fell "into the control of persons outside their party" besides aligning with the DMK, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal has held while holding that they had "voluntarily given up their membership" of the AIADMK.
C Vidyasagar Rao met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, a day after 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs loyal to sidelined leader TTV Dhinakara were disqualified under the anti-defection law.