DMK will move no-trust motion against Palanisamy if required

PTI
Published Aug 11, 2017, 2:42 pm IST
Updated Aug 11, 2017, 2:42 pm IST
The Palanisamy-led faction, after a meeting of its leaders on Thursday, had asked party cadres to ignore Dhinakaran's directives.
The Amma faction of the AIADMK, led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy, met at the party headquarters in Chennai on Thursday. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 The Amma faction of the AIADMK, led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy, met at the party headquarters in Chennai on Thursday. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Chennai: Amid a revolt against the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Amma's deputy chief TTV Dhinakaran by the Chief Minister K

Palanisamy-led faction, the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday said it would move a motion of no confidence against the government, "if required".

DMK working president MK Stalin made the statement a day after the Palanisamy faction said Dhinakaran's appointment as the deputy general secretary of Tamil Nadu's ruling party was against party bye-laws and questioned his authority to intervene in party affairs.

The faction had also opposed jailed party chief VK Sasikala.

When reporters asked him if the DMK would move a no-confidence motion against the Palanisamy government in view of the latest developments in the ruling party, Stalin replied cryptically, "If required."

Palanisamy, who was sworn-in as chief minister following a revolt by his predecessor Panneerselvam against Sasikala earlier this year, had won a trust vote on February 18 in the assembly.

Stalin, the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, said ever since the AIADMK split into three factions, headed by Palanisamy, Panneerslevam and Dhinakaran, an "extraordinary" situation prevailed in the state and that the people were suffering.

People's suffering should end, he said.

The Palanisamy-led faction, after a meeting of its leaders and office-bearers on Thursday, had asked party cadres to ignore Dhinakaran's directives.

Dhinakaran, on his part, had put up a brave face and asserted he was in control of the party.





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