A sense of palpable expectation was evident in the Tamil Nadu Assembly today as the Madras High Court delivered its verdict on the disqualificaiton of 18 AIADMK MLAs.
After the Opposition members walked out, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Panneerselvam, some Ministers and several members of the ruling party too were not present in the House for some time. Most seats in the press gallery too were empty.
Similarly, members could also be seen checking their mobile phones on the outer corridor of the Assembly for updates on the case.
Following the debate on demand for grants to Health and Family Welfare departments, Minister C Vijayabaskar wound up the discussion with his reply.
The Assembly will resume its sitting on June 25 after a reces of 10 days.
The Madras High Court today gave a split verdict on petitions challenging disqualification of 18 MLAs loyal to sidelined party leader T T V Dhinakaran, a ruling that would maintain status quo in the corridors of power in Tamil Nadu.
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