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AIADMK MLAs disqualification: Dhinakaran disappointment over verdict

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

Sidelined (AIADMK) TTV on Thursday expressed his disappointment over the judgement of High Court on 18 disqualified MLAs case.

statement comes hours after High Court passed a split verdict in the connecting case.

Speaking to ANI, asserted that they will fight in court and claimed to win.

"It's a disappointment for the people of because they are un-happy with this government and they wanted us to form (late Jayalalithaa). But because of this is getting delayed," Dhinakaran said.

"They are all fighters ( MLAs in TTV faction) they want to their party back so they are fighting. If they want to get benefit they would have been with them (EPS faction)," he added.

Further voicing his confidence over the people of the state, the sidelined said that they are aware that the decision of is illegal.

"People are aware of this judgement and they know decision of is illegal. They know one is correct. We will wait and fight in court and we will win. No matter what the temptation, all my MLAs are with me and we will continue to fight," Dhinakaran noted.

Earlier in the day, the High Court passed a split verdict in the case of disqualification of 18 MLAs of AIADMK.

The matter will now be heard by a third

upheld the disqualification of the 18 legislators ordered by Assembly P. Dhanapal, while Justice M Sundar disagreed with her and struck it down.

The political crisis in began in September last year, when Dhanapal disqualified 18 AIADMK MLAs under the 1986 Members Party Defection Law.

The disqualified MLAs include: S Thangatamilselvan (Andipatti), R Murugan (Harur), S (Manamadurai), K Kadirkamu (Periyakulam), (Gudiyattam), P Palaniappan (Pappireddypatti), V (Aravakurichi), S Muthiah (Paramakudi), P Vetrivel (Perambur), N G Pathiban (Sholingur), M Kodandapani (Tiruporur), T A Elumalai (Poonamallee), M Rengasamy (Thanjavur), R Thangadurai (Nilakottai), R Balasubramani (Ambur), S G Subramanian (Sattur), R Sundaraj (Ottapidaram) and (Vilathikulam).

Post disqualification, the MLAs asked to remove

Alleging mala fide intention by the Speaker, the rebel MLAs moved the Madras HC to reinstate them. Subsequently, the high court had then reserved its verdict.

If the disqualified MLAs are not allowed to sit in the House, the 234-seat Tamil Nadu state assembly's strength would come to 215.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:17 IST