AIADMK crisis: Day after 18 MLAs were disqualified, P Chidambaram hits out at EPS government, says TN is theatre of absurd

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New Delhi | Published: September 19, 2017 11:05:38 AM

AIADMK crisis: A day after Tamil Nadu assembly speaker P Dhanapal disqualifies AIADMK MLAs who supported TTV Dhinakaran, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram hits out at the Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led state government.

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AIADMK crisis: A day after Tamil Nadu assembly speaker P Dhanapal disqualified 18 AIADMK MLAs who supported TTV Dhinakaran, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram hit out at the Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led state government. Chidambaram shared a number of posts through his social media account saying, “18 MLAs disqualified to manufacture a majority for paralysed TN Govt. TN is the theatre of the absurd.” He added, “If TN Speaker is correct, no elected leader of a legislature party can be changed by dissenting MLAs! Once elected, CM for 5 years!” He further said, “Governor requested to act. He did not! Speaker requested to observe restraint. He acted! TN politics is tragi-comedy.”

Earlier in the day, P Chidambaram called the act of disqualifying 18 MLAs ‘Great betrayal.’ He said, “TN Govt should go on the sole ground it callously delayed moving SC for additional 19% seats for OBC.” He added, “Speaker’s decision to disqualify MLAs blatantly partisan and to help minority TN Govt. Nothing can save a sinking ship.”

Here are his tweets-

On September 18, 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, as quoted by PTI. The MLAs who have been disqualified includes 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.

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