It is known news that two judge bench of Madras High Court bench split verdict in the case of ‘ whether speaker decision to disqualify 18 MLAs belonging to Dinakaran group is justified or not’ . Now the case is referred to third judge.
This is very sticky situation. if 3rd judge gives verdict that speaker decision is not valid and they are not disqualified, they will join next assembly session and bring up no confidence motion and vote against Palaniswami government and that may pull down the Government. if 3rd judge gives verdict that speaker decision is valid and uphold disqualification, there will be elections in this 18 constituencies and the same 18 MLAs or DMK will win the elections. Government will not have majority numbers even in that case.
So AIADMK started wooing these 18 MLAs. Senior minister D.Jayakumar now said that the party leadership is planning to rejoin the 18 MLAs who have been disqualified, but they do not intend to include Dinakaran, the leader of this faction. He added, the AIADMK government will be in power for complete period of five years. His remarks suggested that these 18 MLAs have been ‘contacted’ by the ruling party already.