TTV Dhinakaran removed Higher Education minister KP Anbalagan as Dharmapuri district secretary.

Another MLA backs TTV taking total to 21 Stalin demands floor test
news Politics Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 08:44

The trouble for the Tamil Nadu government seems to be increasing with the MLAs supporting ‘ousted’ AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran rising. Now, the Leader of Opposition and DMK leader MK Stalin has also asked for a trust vote in the Assembly.

On Friday, one more MLA, VT Kalaiselvan from Vridachalam, extended his support to TTV Dhinakaran. This has increased the number of MLAs supporting TTV Dhinakaran to 21. Addressing the media after meeting TTV Dhinakaran at his residence in Adyar, he said that more MLAs will be extending their support to Dhinakaran in the next two days. He also stated that Sasikala was the one who chose Edapaddi Palaniswami as the Chief Minister at Kuvathoor, and now, he has merged with O Panneerselvam and betrayed the party and frozen the two leaves symbol, reported The New Indian Express.

Meanwhile, Dhinakaran continued to remove more people from the party. He removed Higher Education minister KP Anbalagan as Dharmapuri district secretary. Anbalagan was the fifth minister to be removed from the party post.

Reportedly, supporters of TTV Dhinakaran said that he will be visiting Tirupur via Coimbatore on Saturday to attend a family function of former MP Sivasamy. He will also be holding discussions with his supporters at Tirupur. Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and his deputy CM Panneerselvam conducted meeting with senior ministers regarding the party.

Meanwhile, DMK leader and leader of opposition party Stalin again demanded floor test in Assembly and said that a delay would lead to horse-trading and manoeuvring, reported TNIE.

He said that the action against 19 MLAs was taken to save the Edapaddi Palaniswami’s ‘minority government’. He also added that action was instigated by the Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami. Criticising the governor, he stated that majority of the government must be proved at assembly and not at Raj Bhavan.   


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