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Rajasthan elections: In battle of wits with Amit Shah, Vasundhara Raje proposes changing seats of MLAs
The BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) is scheduled to meet Sunday evening to consider the list of candidates for Rajasthan which goes to polls on December 7
In a statement, the AAP leadership said Khaira and Sandhu were consistently involved in anti-party activities, and that the duo continuously attacked both central and state leadership.
The ruling AIADMK, hanging on to a wafer-thin majority in Assembly, has to win at least nine seats to remain in government.
Keeping his allies in good humour will be a major challenge DMK president MK Stalin has to handle in the upcoming bypolls in 20 Assembly constituencies.
The PMK got votes higher than the victory margin in five of the 20 seats in 2016 Assembly elections.
The rebel MLAs have been told to take their personal belongings from the quarters in the presence of Under Secretary (Hostel Administration) before vacating the premises.
The MLAs were oscillating for a week whether to challenge the Madras High Court verdict upholding their disqualification or to face the by-election.
Meanwhile, the rooms occupied by the disqualified MLAs at the MLAs quarters in Omandurar Estate in Chennai were locked and sealed by the Assembly Secretariat.
A Prabhu, one of the three MLAs, when contacted, told Express that he had not received any communication from the AIADMK headquarters or from the Assembly Speaker.
The appeal assumes significance as it also comes a day after the 18 disqualified MLAs said they would challenge the HC verdict.
The AIADMK party was ready to face by-election any time, announced Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.
Dhinakaran said that there is no rift between the MLAs and him and the decision for moving to Supreme Court is taken after consultations with all the MLAs.
Asked about the disqualified MLAs’ decision to pray for an early judgment, Shyam said the SC might not give such an assurance.
A day after the third judge decided the fate of the 18 MLAs in the Madras HC, the disqualified legislators held a closed-door meeting at a private hotel.