Madras HC confirms disqualification of 18 MLAs
The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the disqualification of 18 MLAs loyal to ousted party leader VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran. Last year, the Assembly Speaker had disqualified the MLAs invoking the Anti-Defection Law after they wrote to the Governor seeking the removal of Chief Minister E Palaniswami from his post. The verdict assumed importance as one judge gave judgment in support of MLAs and another judge against MLAs. The judgement is a major relief to the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu.