The legislature party meeting of the AIADMK is underway today, September 5, at the party’s Royapettah headquarters. The meeting is to chalk out various strategies for being united ahead of party general council meet on September 12.
It is reported that after the meeting Chief Minister E Palaniswami will hold discussions with office-bearers and district secretaries.
However, only 107 of AIADMK’s 135 MLAs are participating in today's meet. This is well below the required numbers of ministers required to form a majority government.
TTV Dhinakaran’s faction has again questioned Palanaiswami’s majority. Dhinakaran supporter Palaniappan says today's meet shows the government doesn't enjoy majority as 21 MLAs are not participating.
Earlier, Thanga Thamizhselvan, one of the key leaders in the Dhinakaran faction, had told mediapersons that all the 21 MLAs in their faction had been invited but they would not attend it as the meeting did not have the approval of party general secretary V K Sasikala.
Thanga Thamizhselvan, one of the key leaders in the Dhinakaran faction, told mediapersons at Adyar that all the 21 MLAs in their faction had been invited but they would not attend it as the meeting did not have the approval of party general secretary V K Sasikala, reported the New Indian Express.
The meeting also comes at a crucial time where the state is reeling under protests against NEET. S Anitha, a medical aspirant, had committed suicide after she failed to secure a medical seat through NEET. She has scored top marks in the plus two from Tamil Nadu state board.
More trouble is in store for AIADMK as two of its MPs Senguttuvan and Udhayakumar met Dhinakaran at his Adyar residence in the city and pledged their support.