Tamil Nadu: DMK moves Madras HC challenging trust vote
An MLA from faction AIADMK's OPS camp is also ready to file a similar petition in the court.
Two days after Tamil Nadu assembly expressed confidence in the Edappadi K Palaniswami government, DMK on Monday moved the Madras High Court challenging the trust vote proceeding in the Assembly.
Edappadi had proved his claim of majority even though Governor C Vidyasagar Rao gave him a period of 15 days. Amidst chaos, he had won the trust vote after proving that he had the support of 122 MLAs.
According to a report in The Indian Express, senior advocate and former DMK Rajya Sabha member R Shanmugasundaram mentioned the matter before the first bench and sought urgent hearing.
The bench of acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice R Mahadevan asked him to file the petition, so that it could be heard on Tuesday.
An MLA from OPS camp is also ready to file a similar petition in the court. The OPS faction's earlier bid to move an urgent house motion before a judge during the weekend did not succeed, since the acting chief justice was away.
On Saturday, the Tamil Nadu Assembly had witnessed violent protest from leaders of Opposition DMK who were seen heckling P Dhanapala, the Speaker, in news channels.