Dinakaran reacts on the qualification of rebel MLAs: This is not a setback

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 25: This news comes as a major relief to the E K Palaniswami-led government as the Madras High Court Thursday upheld the Tamil Nadu Speaker’s decision to disqualify the 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs.The first reaction has come from Dinakaran who said that he was indeed expecting a positive outcome."It is not a setback for us. This is an experience, we will face the situation. We had expected a positive outcome. The future course of action will be decided after meeting with the 18 MLAs," said the belagured political leader.

The Madras High Court upholds the Tamil Nadu speaker's decision of disqualifying 18 AIADMK MLAs. 18 AIADMK legislators, who are loyal to TTV Dinakaran. Dinakaran had instructed all but one of the 18 MLAs to move to a resort near the Tirunelveli district ahead of the HC verdict.This comes as a huge relief for TN CM E Palaniswami for if the HC had said the disqualification was illegal, the strength of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam would have come down to 112 in the assembly, five short of the required 117 according to current assembly strength.With Agencies