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Supreme Court to hear AIADMK leader's transfer plea on November 13

The AIADMK leader's plea states that he wants all the pleas regarding the disqualification of 11 MLAs of Tamil Nadu to the Apex Court.

Published: 08th November 2017 07:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2017 08:27 PM   |  A+A-

The Supreme Court of India

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on November 13 a plea by a AIADMK leader seeking transfer to the apex court the petitions pending before the Madras High Court seeking disqualification of 11 MLAs of Tamil Nadu.

The matter was mentioned before a bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi who said that the pleas in the high court should be transferred and heard by the top court itself.

Rohatgi said a similar matter was already pending before the top court which was referred to a larger bench for adjudication.

Earlier, DMK had approached the Madras High Court seeking direction to the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker to disqualify 11 AIADMK MLAs, including Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, under the anti-defection law for allegedly voting against Chief Minister K Palaniswami's trust vote in February.

In its plea before the high court, the DMK had alleged that the Speaker was not taking action against these 11 MLAs under the anti-defection law.

On February 18, jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala's loyalist E K Palaniswami had won an easy trust vote 122-11, helped by the eviction of main opposition DMK and a walkout by its allies, amid stormy scenes during which mikes were uprooted, chairs toppled and sheets of papers torn and hurled around.

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