TN Speaker Dhanapal cant act against AIADMK MLAs when there is resolution

first_imgDMK chief MK Stalin, on Thursday, said that since he has submitted a resolution seeking Speaker P Dhanapal’s removal, according to a Supreme Court ruling, the latter cannot contemplate action against the three AIADMK MLAs loyal to AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran.Canvassing for DMK candidate MC Shanmugaiah for the Ottapidaram (reserved) Assembly bypoll, Stalin accused the ruling AIADMK of sending notices to the three MLAs “to somehow save the government”.Tamil Nadu Assembly speaker Dhanapal had on Tuesday issued notices to three AIADMK MLAs loyal to TTV Dhinakaran, the General Secretary of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), days after the ruling party petitioned the speaker for action against them for alleged anti-party activities.Also read: TN Assembly Speaker issues notice to 3 pro-Dhinakaran AIADMK MLAs Stalin, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, said, “I have given a letter, a resolution seeking the Speaker’s removal and according to a Supreme Court ruling, Dhanapal cannot take any action (on the MLAs issue) when a move is pending against him.”Exuding confidence that his party would win by-polls to all the 22 Assembly segments and come to power in Tamil Nadu, Stalin claimed that the AIADMK government had sensed defeat and “planned to disqualify the three MLAs”.Bypolls for 18 seats were held on April 18 and four more segments will go for by-elections on May 19.A Prabhu (Kallakurichi), VT Kalaiselvan (Vriddhachalam) and E Rathinasabapathy (Aranthangi) are the three MLAs who have been rubbing shoulders with Dhinakaran. After the notices were sent, the DMK submitted a motion in the Assembly Secretariat seeking Dhanapal’s removal.The DMK chief alleged that the ruling party’s focus was only on saving its government and it did not intend to work for the people. “They are not worried even a little bit about the people… the people are angry with this government and even their (AIADMK) party men are furious against the dispensation since it failed miserably to deliver on all fronts,” Stalin alleged. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS state politics Tamil Nadu SHAREcenter_img COMMENT May 02, 2019 DMK Chief M K Stalin   –  The Hindu Published onlast_img

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