The Future of the AIADMK will be decided in high court today
In a case that could decide the future of the E Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court will today hear the country’s former top law officer and former Union Ministers argue on a petition challenging Speaker’s order disqualifying 18 lawmakers of the ruling AIADMK who support jailed VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran.
The 18 rebel lawmakers questioned the Speaker P Dhanapal’s order to disqualify them under the anti-defection law on Monday that insured the EPS government against any embarrassment if the ruling AIADMK government had to prove its majority in a floor test.
According to sources, Dushyant Dave and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid will represent the 18 disqualified lawmakers while former Union Minister Kapil Sibal will represent the DMK in the high court. On behalf of the ruling party, it will be former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi.