Chennai sources have reported that continuing uncertainty of Tamilnadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court said that floor test should not be conducted till further orders. It said that a final decision on the matter will be taken in the next hearing on October 4. According to sources the court's ruling came during a hearing on a batch of petitions challenging Speaker P Dhanapal's order disqualifying 18 rebel lawmakers of the ruling AIADMK.
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.
Chennai sources have reported that amid calls for a floor test in the Tamilnadu Assembly by the opposition parties, 111 MLAs of the ruling AIADMK in the state today attended a legislators' meet convened by Chief Minister E Palaniswami in Chennai. Meanwhile the State Fisheries Minister and senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar told reporters that as many as 111 MLAs reposed their faith in the chief minister at the meeting.
Chennai sources have stated that the big question haunting Tamilnadu politics ever since the demise of Jayalalitha will another film star ever become the chief minister of Tamilnadu. Meanwhile the answer is blowing in the winds as both Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan have woken up from their hibernation and thrown hints about joining politics. The political establishment may be a little wary, but dismisses it off as a “wild dream that will never come true”.
Chennai sources have made a statement that ruling AIADMK (Amma) in Tamilnadu, which has a wafer thin majority of five members in the House, witnessed signs of internal turmoil with around 26 MLAs reportedly expressing solidarity with party deputy general secretary and jailed leader V.K. Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran in the past two days. There is, however, no immediate threat to the government as Mr. Dhinakaran is in no hurry to rock the boat.
Sources from Tiruchy had stated that round the-clock security is being provided to the offices and residences of two city based Ministers as a precautionary measure to avert any untoward incident. In addition to the city police, Armed Reserve personnel have also been deployed for bandobust duty on a shift basis at the residences of Ministers ‘Vellamandi’ Natarajan and S. Valarmathi.
Presently 32 Tamilians are in Andhra jail and the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has told that they will not be released. The Andhra government has the habit of arresting Tamilians in the name they have smuggled red tree and presently they have arrested 32 Tamilians.
Sources have stated that a day after the gruesome murder of 24 year old S. Swathi, her father K. Santhanagopalakrishnan, has questioned the need to unnecessarily speculate on the motive behind the murder of his daughter when no one can bring back the departed soul, why tarnish her image and indulge in character assassination.
It is said that she was attacked soon after she has reached the platform and the police has said, she was stabbed on her neck and mouth by the killer and her father, who usually drops her at the station, did not accompany her on Friday.