Tensions in Tamil Nadu ended today when the Madras High Court upheld the validity of disqualification of 18 MLAs of AIADMK. Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal, by an order, disqualified them on September 18, 2017, under the anti-defection law.
The decision is seen as a relief for the ruling faction while already sidelined TTV Dinakaran faction suffered a setback. Dinakaran said, “This is not a shock for us. This is an experience for us and we are ready to face this situation. We will make the next strategy after meeting with 18 MLAs”.
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The unfortunate and untimely demise of AIADM patron of Jayalalitha affected the party badly. The party is struggling to come out of internal rebellion which left the negative impact and demoralize the committed cadres. So the battle ahead seems tough as by-elections for vacant seats are going to be closely contested one. The party had to face defeat in the by-election in RK Nagar seat last year.