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In an interview to Tamil magazine "Ananda Vikatan", in January he had strongly hit out at the State government alleging corruption
  • Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 22:34

Days after expelled AIADMK MLA Pala Karuppiah resigned from the membership of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, his resignation has been "accepted" and the Harbour constituency he represented declared vacant. Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in its website listed the Harbour constituency (number 018) in Chennai District as "Vacant" indicating that Karuppiah's resignation was "accepted." 

A top Assembly Secretariat official confirmed that his resignation has been "accepted." "We have accepted his resignation and the Harbour Constituency is declared vacant," he told PTI 

Last month, after he was expelled from AIADMK by party supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for "going against" its principles, Karuppiah resigned his assembly membership.

"I wholeheartedly accept the decision of party chief Amma (Chief Minister Jayalalithaa)," Karuppiah had said commenting on his removal from the ruling party.

In an interview to Tamil magazine "Ananda Vikatan", in January he had strongly hit out at the State government alleging corruption. He, however, had not said anything against Jayalalithaa or made any reference to her.

On previous occasions too he had criticised the government. Earlier this month, in the anniversary function of Tamil weekly "Thuglak" he had criticised the Ministers of the AIADMK regime. Jayalalithaa had said that Karuppiah was removed for "going against party principles and bringing disrepute to it.