The Madras High Court has asked for status quo to be maintained in the current political scenario of Tamil Nadu. Which means no floor test will be conducted until the next hearing, that is, October 4.
The court, however, refused to stay Speaker's decision of disqualifying the 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs who withdrew support from Chief Minister E Palaniswami.
The Tamil Nadu CM is taking this as a virtual victory over his rival, TTV Dhinakaran.
Addressing the MGR centenary celebrations in Nagapattinam district, Palaniswami said that the ‘conspiracies’ to pull down the government and to break AIADMK will only remain a dream, reported the Hindu.
Taking a barb at TTV Dhinakaran, EPS said those without grassroots connect were building castles in the air presuming that people would believe them.
He also criticised DMK leader M.K. Stalin who had accused him of politicising government functions.
He accused Stalin of being jealous over the goodwill that the government has earned among people by implementing welfare schemes, he claimed.
He said that the crowd turnout proved that AIADMK had the confidence of the masses.
The Chief Minister announced on the occasion that the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University will be named after former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and its affiliated college and the Government Arts and Science College at Sirkazhi after the party founder MGR.