MADIKERI: AIADMK rebel MLAs on Sunday filed a complaint with the Madikeri police against Tamil Nadu police for allegedly stopping them and forcing them to extend their support to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.
A group of seven MLAs, who are currently staying at Paddington resort in Suntikoppa, along with party’s Karnataka Karnataka state secretary V Pugalendi, were stopped by the Tamil Nadu police on Abbe Falls Road on Sunday evening. Pugalendi has filed a complaint with the local police, but no FIR has been filed yet.
Three days ago, another MLA, Balaji, had filed a complaint against Tamil Nadu police accusing them of raiding the resort where they are staying and forcing them to support Palaniswami.
Visit to Talacauvery
Seventeen of the 19 AIADMK MLAs who are staying at the resort on Sunday visited Talacauvery, the birth place of River Cauvery. The MLAs took a dip in the ‘pushkar’ and offered puja to Goddess Cauvery. It is said that T T V Dinakaran was to visit the resort on Sunday but cancelled his trip at the last moment.
After the meet was cancelled, the MLAs planned the visit amid rains. Andipattai MLA Tamil Tanga Selvam said that they will participate in a protest in Tiruchi on September 19 against NEET. He also said they will meet their leader Sasikala in Bengaluru jail on September 20.
Dhinakaran dares EPS to quit office
AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Sunday asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami to resign from his post and convene a meeting of party MLAs and elect a new Legislature party leader.