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Dinakaran loyalists asked to appear before Speaker

By Chennabasaveshwar

Tamil Nadu assembly speaker on Friday sent notice to the 19 MLAs who support AIADMK sidelined leader TTV Dinakaran and asked them to appear on 14 September.

MLAs supporting VK Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran address the media after calling on Tamil Nadu Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao to express their no-confidence in the Chief Minister K Palaniswami government, in Chennai.

The notice to Dhinakaran's loyalists has been sent a day after they made a beeline to the Raj Bhavan and raised slogans hailing Dhinakaran when he arrived there to call on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. This was in stark contrast to August 22, when 19 of Dhinakaran's loyalist MLAs arrived at Raj Bhavan seeking the ouster of Palaniswami. That day not much party workers turned up.

Dinakaran sought the removal of chief minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam during his meeting with Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao even as he asserted that he didn't want the state government to fall.

He also urged the Governor to direct Chief Minister K Palaniswami to take a floor test and prove his majority in the floor of the House.

(With agency inputs)

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