New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to transfer to itself the petitions filed by 17 ousted T. T. V. Dhinakaran, camp MLAs, for hearing the ‘disqualification case’. But it assigned the case to Justice M. Satyanarayanan in the Madras High Court following a split verdict on their plea challenging the Speaker’s decision.
While the Chief Justice Indira Banerjee upheld the Tamil Nadu Speaker’s order disqualifying 18 MLAs, Justice Sundar set aside the Speaker’s order following which the matter was assigned to Justice S. Vimala. A vacation Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjay Kishan Kaul passed the order after hearing senior counsel Vikas Singh for the ousted MLAs and senior counsel C.S. Vaidyanathan and A. Sundaram for CM Edapaddi Palanichami and others.