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Dhinakaran attacks Palaniswami, vows to end 'rule of betrayal' in a week

The combative leader also alleged that Palaniswami had tried to "adopt short-cut" method of facing a floor test of his government on Monday by disqualifying 18 MLAs supporting him

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

AIADMK leader V K Sasikala (left) with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami (right) and O Panneerselvam | Photo: PTI
AIADMK leader V K Sasikala (left) with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami (right) and O Panneerselvam | Photo: PTI

Sidelined leader T T V on Friday launched a fresh attack on his rival, Chief Minister K and vowed to "end this rule of betrayal" within a week.

The 'sacked' party deputy chief also ruled out his faction having any direct or indirect pact with M K Stalin-led DMK, saying that party "is our primary "


Speaking to reporters here, the combative leader also alleged that had tried to "adopt short-cut" method of facing a floor test of his on Monday by disqualifying 18 supporting him.

"The short-cut adopted by is he tried to have the floor test by Monday (apparently September 18) after disqualification (of his supporting MLAs)," he alleged.

By doing so, may not require to garner the required support of 117 to win the vote, he said.

In the 234-member state Assembly, has 134 including the Speaker. The RK Nagar seat is vacant following the death of then Chief Minister J last year.

The Madras High Court had yesterday directed that no floor test be held in the till September 20.

Following the revolt of 19 party against Palaniswami, they were all initially put up at a resort in Puducherry.They later shifted to a resort in Coorg in and are since staying there.

One of them shifted camps to support later.

also slammed for "aligning" with former rebel leader O Panneerselvam, now Deputy Chief Minister.

has escalated his attack against since the August 21 merger of the two camps.

"There is no history of adharma and betrayal having triumphed. In one week we will end this rule of betrayal in the Assembly," he said, apparently indicating at a possible floor test of the

The Madras High Court yesterday directed that no floor test should be held in the till September 20.

claimed 21 were now against the chief minister and wanted his removal, a demand raised with the Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

"The Governor delayed (on directing floor test), but won't keep quiet. They want elections to happen and so they moved the court (for floor test)," he said.

The DMK, which has more than once petitioned Rao to direct the to prove its numbers, had moved the court on the matter recently.

On his camp's criticism that he has joined hands with in his tussle against Palaniswami, said "there is no direct or indirect alliance with that party."

"I repeatedly say that is our primary There is no direct or indirect alliance with that party," he asserted.

His faction had moved the court against a possible disqualification of its after "sensing" such possible action," from Speaker P Dhanapal, he said.

"You should question me if only I align with after this goes," he said.

Palaniswami, who had "betrayed" chief V K Sasikala, will not be "forgiven" by God, said. He also faulted the Chief Minister for convening the party to remove her as interim general secretary.

had earlier dismissed the September 12 as a "public meeting", saying the court could have the final say on the matter.

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 15:31 IST
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