The petition challenging the disqualification of 18 MLAs of AIADMK did not create an opinion among the judges of the Madras High Court. The decision of the Madras High Court was temporary so now the matter will go to the three-member Bench.
Chief Justice Indira Banerjee justified the decision of the speaker speaker and said that the Speaker has the right to it. On the other side, the other judge of the bench ruled against it. There is no threat to Palaniswamy Government right now after the High Court’s decision.
Significantly, all these MLAs were disqualified by the Assembly speaker, after which they had challenged it in the Madras High Court. All these MLAs were disqualified for their faith with the rebel leader of AIADMK TTV Dinakaran. All these MLAs were disqualified by Speaker P Dhanpal, after which all had filed the Madras High Court ‘s door against this decision.
The direct impact of the court’s decision falls on the state government. In such a situation, if the court verbally rejected the speaker’s decision, then the present government in the Legislative Assembly has to prove a majority. In which Palaniswamy could have had trouble raising an adequate number of legislators.
There are currently 234 seats in Tamil Nadu. Of which AIADMK has 114, DMK has 98 and TTV has one MLA. Apart from this, there are 18 MLAs whose fate is decided by the Madras High Court. These 18 MLAs met with other people on August 22 last year to meet Governor C. Vidyasagar. He had said that he had lost his faith in Palaniswamy Government. He withdrew his support from the Palaniswamy-Panneerselvam government.