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HC dismisses DMK plea for disqualifying OPS, 10 AIADMK MLAs

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today dismissed a petition by DMK seeking disqualification of Deputy O and 10 other AIADMK MLAs for having voted against the government last year.

A bench of and Justice dismissed the petition by DMK

The petitioner had contended that by voting against the trust motion these MLAs had violated the issued by the ruling party and hence attracted disqualification under the

and other MLAs, then in the rebel camp, had voted against the trust vote sought by K on February 18, 2017.

eventually won the vote by a margin of 122-11.

had opposed the petition saying the was issued only to the 122 MLAs who were staying in a resort then and not to his erstwhile group.

He was made deputy after the group and the other faction led by Palaniswami merged in August.

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First Published: Fri, April 27 2018. 16:00 IST
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