Tamil Nadu crisis: In a massive setback to the TTV Dhinakaran and Sasikala camp, 18 MLAs who were supporting the camp opposite to EPS-OPS camp have been disqualified. The order has been passed today by P. Dhanapal, the Tamil Nadu Assembly speaker. According to news agency ANI, 18 MLAs backing TTV Dhinakaran have been disqualified with effect from today, under 1986 Tamil Nadu Assembly Members party defection law. The list of 18 disqualified MLAs include Thanga Tamilselvan, Senthil Balaji, P Vetrivel and K Mariappan.
Here is the full list of MLAs who have been disqualified-
Earlier on Sunday, while addressing the media, Dhinakaran had said, “t’s because of Chinamma(Sasikala), EPS&other ministers are where they are.Will they resign as they want Sasikala’s removal?” Before that on September 15, Dhinakaran said, “Let him (TN speaker) disqualify our MLAs, we will face it legally.”
Further details awaited.