DMK leader MK Stalin on Monday alleged that Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker has deliberately disqualified 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs to reduce the majority of the House.
The DMK leader said,”Speaker disqualifying 18 MLAs supporting TTV Dhinakaran faction is not right, he has done this deliberately to reduce majority of the House.”
Earlier, Cracking the whip, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified 18 AIADMK MLAs owing allegiance to "removed" party leader TTV Dhinakaran.
The action against the 18 MLAs, who had revolted against Chief Minister K Palaniswami last month, was taken under anti-defection and disqualification rules of 1986 formed in accordance with the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, said a statement from Assembly Secretary K Bhoopathy.
Speaker disqualifying 18 MLAs(TTV faction) is not right,he has done this deliberately to reduce majority of the house: MK Stalin pic.twitter.com/tuR9OlC2oj— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2017
The MLAs who have been disqualified with effect from today are Thangatamilselvan, R Murugan, Mariappan Kennedy, K Kathirkamu, C Jayanthi Padmanabhan, P Palaniappan, V Senthil Balaji, S Muthiah, P Vetrivel, NG Parthiban, M Kothandapani, TA Elumalai, M Rengasamy, R Thangadurai, R Balasubramani, SG Subramanian, R Sundarraj and K Uma Maheswari.