Chennai sources have stated that the political crisis in Tamilnadu shows no signs of abating any time soon. Pressure has been mounting on Chief Minister E Palaniswamy with AIADMK (Amma) deputy chief TTV Dhinakaran, DMK and the Congress demanding a floor test to prove the majority of the government. Earlier on Friday, the Tamilnadu Assembly Speaker sent a notice to 19 MLAs of the TTV Dhinakaran camp, asking them to appear on 14 September.
According to sources the MLAs were earlier served a notice on 25 August and 1 September and asked to explain their position by 5 September. Meanwhile Dhinakaran told reporters that he had sought "action" on the 22 August demand of his camp MLAs, who had earlier told the governor that they had lost confidence in the chief minister and that he should be removed.
Meanwhile, the chief minister has claimed the
backing of 124 MLAs, including nine of the Dhinakaran camp. Senior minister and
key supporter of the Palaniswamy camp, D Jayakumar told reporters that 111
MLAs attended a meeting with the chief minister expressing their support and
also signed the party register.