Published On: Wed, Sep 20th, 2017

No stay on AIADMK MLAs disqualification, next hearing on Oct 4

Chennai: Without staying the order of disqualification of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, the Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered that no floor test should be held in the assembly till further orders.

No by-elections will be held to the seats rendered vacant by the disqualification of MLAs

Justice M Duraiswamy gave the order while hearing the petition from legislators owing allegiance to TTV Dinakarn challenging their disqualification by Speaker P Dhanapal on Monday. The next date of hearing has ben fixed for October 4.

The judge, while extending the stay on a floor test, also ordered that no by-elections will be held to the seats rendered vacant by the disqualification of MLAs.

The court had last week directed that no floor test will be held till Wednesday, on a petition filed by opposition party DMK.

The DMK party had petitioned that court to order Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to convene the assembly and ask Chief Minister K Palaniswami to prove his majority.

 

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