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Dhinakaran, disqualified MLAs meet Sasikala

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Sidelined T T V and some of the disqualified party MLAs Friday met V K at a prison here.

This was the first meeting the former legislators had with post a order upholding their disqualification by P last year.

Sasikala, the deposed AIADMK leader, is serving a four year jail term in a disporportionate assets case at the here.

was accompanied by a group of disqualified MLAs besides a couple of sitting legislators, all loyal to him.

Later, speaking to reporters, said the disqualified MLAs had earlier expressed their desire to meet her.

He said she appreciated their decision to face bypolls rather than appealing against the order in the

"They discussed the High Court verdict and our future activities. She is aware of everything and she said it is the right decision (to face polls)," Dhinakaran, Sasikala's nephew, said.

One of the disqualified MLAs, P Palaniappan, said was doing well.

He said she appreciated them for their decision to face elections.

He also said the disqualified MLAs were united and that they consulted Dhinakaran over important matters.

The had on October 25 upheld the June 14 order of the then disqualifying 18 rebel AIADMK legislators, in a huge relief to the K Palaniswami government.

They were disqualified on September 18 last year by under the after they met the then and expressed loss of confidence in Palaniswami.

Though they had initially decided to appeal against the October 25 verdict, the disqualified MLAs later chose to face the bypolls.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 20:35 IST