3 MLAs issue: SDPI urges Speaker not to act in haste

Outfit criticises NIA raids on offices of PFI.

Tirchy: The Socialist Democratic Party of India (SDPI) appealed to the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, Sri P. Dhanapal not to accept the plea of the Government’s chief whip Thamarai S.Rajendran to disqualify three MLAs on the grounds that they support the AMMK general secretary TTV Dhinakaran and adhere to the best democratic traditions.

The SDPI’s state president Nellai Mubarak told newsmen at Tiruchy on Saturday, after their state executive that a resolution to this effect was adopted at the meeting. The meeting also requested Sri Dhanapal, not to act in haste in disqualifying the three MLAs’, but to accept their explanations to the show-cause notices issued to them.

He said the meeting while condemning the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, expressed its profound grief to the kin of the deceased and those affected by the bomb blasts. It appealed to the Island Nation Government to bring the real culprits to book and to punish them severely. On the other hand, the Government should not harass innocent people in the name of inquiry besides preventing the attack against the minorities there.

Referring to the NIA’s raids at the offices of the Popular Front of India and other premises in connection with the murder of the PMK ex-functionary, Thirubuvanam Ramalingam, the meeting expressed concern over NIA’s action and said such raids will spoil the image of the minorities organisation.

Among others, the SDPI's state office-bearers Amjath Basha, Nizam Mohideen, Abdul Hameed, state treasurer V M Abuthaheer, and party’s Tiruchy district spokesperson Abdul Majid, spoke.

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