No Trust Vote till Sep 20 : Madras HC

The petition stated that 19 MLAs, loyal to AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who is sidelined within his own party, had written individual letters to Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on August 22, informing him of their withdrawal of support to chief minister Palaniswami.

Stalin had, on Sunday, called on the governor and urged him to direct the Palaniswami government to prove its majority in the Assembly within a week, in the wake of the revolt by the 19 AIADMK MLAs against the chief minister last month.

With the united AIADMK ruling group still short of the 117-mark for a majority, the Madras High Court on Thursday stayed the conduct of a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly until September 20.

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One of them shifted camps to support Palanisamy later.

"There is no history of adharma and betrayal having triumphed". Hardening his stance, Dhinakaran, who had been demanding that chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami be replaced, has now threatened to topple the government, presumably with the help of DMK's 89 MLAs.

As there was no assurance forthcoming, the judge proceeded to observe that when the Speaker was not in a position to say whether he would pass orders, there was nothing wrong in staying the floor test. "They want elections to happen and so they moved the court (for floor test)", he said.

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Appearing for the DMK, senior counsel Kapil Sibal said that the government was trying to manipulate its minority in the House into a majority by taking steps to disqualify the 19 rebel MLAs.

On Wednesday, Dhinakaran 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.

"His faction had moved the court against a possible disqualification of its MLAs after "sensing" such possible action", from Speaker P Dhanapal, he said. "He is working on destabilizing the government installed by Amma (Jayalalithaa), by aligning with her opponents", said Munusamy, nominated by the general council to be deputy coordinator of the steering committee.

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

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