PUDUCHERRY: The 18 AIADMK MLAs supporting T T V Dhinakaran on Friday stayed put in Puducherry but vacated the resort and moved to a hotel, Sunway Manor. The hotel with 61 rooms was already fully booked, yet the management was pressured to accommodate the legislators. Sunway Manor was forced to shift some of its guests to other hotels at the insistence of Puducherry AIADMK MLA Bhaskar, said a source in the hotel.
However, only 10 rooms have been provided for the MLAs for two days, though they sought 30 rooms. Only two women MLAs camping in Puducherry with their spouses were provided separate rooms. The rest have been cramped in the remaining eight rooms.
The dissident MLAs staying at the Wind Flower Resort and Spa had to vacate their rooms after three days since the hotel management refused to extend their booking. The reason cited was online bookings by customers from Karnataka and Kerala. Though the MLAs insisted on staying at the resort, the hotel management took the assistance of the police to ensure that the rooms were vacated.
Initially, the management of Sunway Manor refused to accommodate the MLAs, but had to budge after the intervention of Bhaskar. Meanwhile, Andippatti MLA Thanga Tamizhselvan said that their strength would go up to 80. When asked about the visit of TTV, Tamizhselvan said he would certainly make it, adding they will leave only after holding discussions with him.
Assembly panel may hear privilege issue against DMK MLAs on Aug 28
The privileges committee of the State Assembly is likely to hear the privilege issue against Leader of Opposition, MK Stalin and his party colleagues for bringing gutka packets to the House during the budget session. A privilege issue was raised against them in this regard.
The privileges committee which is meeting on August 28 is likely to discuss that issue