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Madras HC says no floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly till Sept 20

Written by: India TV News Desk New Delhi 14 Sep 2017, 19:10:50 PM IST
India TV News Desk

The Madras High Court today ordered that no floor test will be conducted in Tamil Nadu Assembly till September 20.

The TTV Dinakaran faction of AIADMK had moved the high court on Thursday, demanding a floor test in the Assembly to prove the majority of the Edappadi K Palaniswami government.They also met the officials from the Election Commission (EC) and requested them to declare the recently-conducted general council meeting of the party null and void.

Vijila Sathyananth, of the Dinakaran faction, told the media in Chennai that the faction would soon hold a general council meet of the party after the consent of their general secretary – VK Sasikala.

WOULD NEVER GO WITH DMK: DINAKARAN

On Wednesday, Dinakaran said that he would never go with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), amid speculations that his faction would part ways from the merged factions of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.

"I have told the governor to ask Palaniswami to prove their majority. To protect our party, I will go to any extent," he said, adding that his faction has 21 MLAs on its side.

Earlier on Tuesday, Dinakaran invited the EPS-OPS faction of the AIADMK for a face fresh election, if they believe they have the majority in support. Dinakaran even swore to throw the ruling Tamil Nadu Government out of power.

The AIADMK, in its general council meeting, passed a resolution, according to which jailed party general secretary V K Sasikala stands expelled from the party and the post of the temporary general secretary forfeited.

The resolution further said that the Palaniswami and his deputy, Panneerselvam, shall retrieve the party and its symbol.

Other terms of the resolution state that all announcements by Dinakaran stand cancelled.

- With inputs from ANI