Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi president Thol Thirumavalavan on Wednesday reportedly met DMK working president M K Stalin at the DMK headquarters. Thirumavalavan invited Stalin to attend the State Autonomy Convention to be held on Thursday. The meeting assumes significance amidst the political crisis in Tamil Nadu taking unexpected turns.
DMK has reportedly announced that a meeting of all legislators of the party will take place at 5 pm on Wednesday in Anna Arivalayam, party headquarters. The Madras High Court is hearing the petition seeking to direct Governor Vidyasagar Rao to order Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to prove his majority in the State Assembly on Wednesday. DMK working president M K Stalin on Tuesday had reportedly told that the party will decide its next action once the court pronounces its verdict in the case. The meeting assumes significance amidst the ongoing political crisis in the State.
Following the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs who are supporters of TTV Dhinakaran, Opposition DMK on Tuesday conducted a meeting with all legislators to discuss the political crisis in Tamil Nadu. Reports say DMK passed a resolution condemning the disqualification of MLAs. Further, when asked if all DMK MLAs would resign as next step, party working president M K Stalin said any decision regarding the crisis will be taken after court pronounces verdict in the case against disqualification, reports added.
Tamil Nadu minister Sellur K Raju has reportedly said that people in Tamil Nadu are prosperous under the ruling AIADMK government. He also reportedly slammed DMK that the party thinks of people only when it is not in power. On the other hand, AIADMK thinks of people even when it’s not in power, the minister further reportedly added.
Speaking at a party function in Dindigul on Saturday, DMK working president M K Stalin reportedly said DMK is the only party that comes to the fore to protest for people and will continue the protest against the Centre and State's anti-people policies. The opposition leader also reportedly slammed the ruling AIADMK government in the State for supporting the Hindi imposition by supporting Centre’s Navodaya schools. The Centre betrayed the Tamil Nadu students by giving a fake promise of giving one-year exemption to the State from NEET medical exam, Stalin reportedly added.
Addressing the cadres at a protest against NEET in Chennai, opposition leader M K Stalin on Wednesday reportedly said that the NEET was introduced when DMK was ruling in Tamil Nadu with an alliance with Congress in the Centre. But the government did not compel students to write the medical exam, he added. However, Stalin asserted that party chief and then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi was the first to oppose the medical exam. The DMK working president also claimed that the Supreme Court invalidated the NEET in 2013 in a case filed by M Karunanidhi.
According to reports, Tamil Nadu opposition DMK on Wednesday is reportedly holding an agitation against the NEET medical exam. Party working president M K Stalin, MP Kanimozhi and many other party leaders participated at an agitation held at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai. DMK and alliance parties have been holding agitations opposing NEET across the State.
According to reports, Tamil Nadu police has deployed police personnel at the resort in Karnataka’s Coorg where AIADMK MLAs supporting TTV Dhinakaran are lodged at. This comes at a time when Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami-led AIADMK (Amma) faction on Tuesday annulled the appointment of V K Sasikala as the general secretary of the party, and also reportedly said that announcements and appointment by TTV Dhinakaran are invalid. Meanwhile, DMK working president and opposition leader M K Stalin on Tuesday reportedly said a case has been filed in the Madras High Court to direct Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to order CM Palaniswami to prove his majority in the State Legislative Assembly.
According to reports, the DMK has filed a case in the Madras High Court seeking to direct Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to order Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to prove his majority in the State Legislative Assembly. DMK working president, after meeting the Governor, had reportedly said that DMK will move to judicial court and people’s court if Governor did not order floor test.
Tamil Nadu opposition leader M K Stalin on Sunday reportedly met Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and demanded him to order Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to prove the majority of his government in the Legislative Assembly. The DMK working president set a deadline of one week for the Governor to act in this regard. Stalin also reportedly warned that the opposition will take the issue to judicial court and the people’s court if Governor doesn’t act.
DMK working president M K Stalin on Friday reportedly said that his party will struggle to topple the ruling AIADMK government which does not have a majority in the Assembly. DMK has appealed to Governor and President to order CM Edappadi K Palaniswami to prove his majority in the Legislative Assembly, the opposition leader reportedly said. Stating that his party would set a deadline for their responses, Stalin reportedly added DMK will protest together with people to bring the government down.
According to reports, DMK is convening an all-party meeting on the NEET medical test issue on Monday. Invitations for the meeting have reportedly been sent to nine parties except BJP, AIADMK and PMK. Meanwhile, Sasikala’s brother Dhivakaran has reportedly said that AIADMK MLAs will take part in the all-party meeting. Notably, the meeting is planned after Anitha’s suicide caused a political furore in Tamil Nadu.
Privilege committee of the TN assembly reportedly issued a notice to the DMK party leader Stalin and 21 MLAs for violating assembly rules. According to media reports, the DMK party members on July 19 brought the banned substance Gutka into the assembly and questioned the ruling party for not taking any action against it. The assembly speaker Dhanpal reportedly at that moment did not ask anything but changed his view after Chief Minister Palaniswamy spoke about the issue.