The 18 disqualified AIADMK leaders, who were disappointed after the Madras High Court had upheld the Speaker’s decision to disqualify them, have decided to move the Supreme Court against this verdict.
Thanga Tamilselvan, one among the disqualified AIADMK MLAs, said that they will go in for an appeal to show to the world that what the Speaker has done is a mistake. He said the decision was taken after a discussion between the disqualified legislators and sidelined AIADMK leader Dhinakaran.
The Sasikala-Dhinakaran supporting faction was disqualified by the Speaker of the House, P Dhanapal, under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution, also known as the anti-defection law, after the former expressed lack of confidence in the opposition led ruling party’s Chief Minister E Palanisami.
The faction moved a petition in the high court challenging the Speaker’s decision. Earlier, the faction’s supremo TTV Dhinakaran said that it was not a setback to them, but an experience. Stating that they would face the situation, he said that the future course of action will be decided after meeting with the 18 MLAs.