Dhanapal had issued notices to three AIADMK MLAs for siding with rival leader T T V Dhinakaran on April 30, following which the DMK submitted a resolution, seeking Dhanapal's removal.
AIADMK was leading in 10 of the 22 seats where polling was held in two phases-- on April 18 and May 19, according to the latest EC data.
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TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami will walk out with a smile after his date with destiny as his party manages to bag enough seats to take them past the halfway mark in the Assembly.
Palaniswami pointed that the opposition party's action comes immediately after the Speaker sent notices to its MLAs.
The action followed a petition by the ruling party seeking due legal action against them.
When the 18 MLAs were disqualified by the Speaker, we have no legal impunity. But later, the High Court and Supreme Courts observed that we are (AMMK) a faction of the AIADMK.
According to a party release, the CM will be on campaign trail for eight days in the four Assembly constituencies where by-election takes place on May 19.
His other promises included check dams and barrages at Pugalur, Amaravathi, and other places and a government arts and science college in Aravakkurichi.
The former chief minister gave a person (referring to Senthil Balaji) the opportunity to compete in the election at Aravakkurichi.
In a statement here, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, said the candidates were selected by the parliamentary board of the party.
About 5.99 crore voters will decide the electoral fate of 845 candidates in the Lok Sabha battle in Tamil Nadu.
J Mohanraj of Jebamani Janata Party had declared assets worth Rs 1,977 crore in the 2009 general elections and Rs 1.76 lakh crore assets during 2016 Assembly elections.
Apart from Kodungaiyur dump yard, locals have been demanding to shift the garbage disposal facility that has been allegedly contaminating their water and air.
The District Collector inspected allocation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) at the godown of the Vellore district marketing society.
Unexpected development will mount pressure on the ruling party to win a handsome number of seats in the ensuing bypolls to the 18 Assembly constituencies.