50-year-old Kathiravan is AIADMK’s Nagapattinam town secretary and contesting for the first time after being rewarded with a ticket for his active party work.
A senior district functionary, on the request of anonymity, said, "It is very disappointing that the party leadership have neglected the long-time workers and have asked us to pave way for newcomers."
Saravanan, who won in the Tirupparankundram bypolls, was denied the ticket to contest in the upcoming Assembly polls by DMK.
The simmering differences with Congress took root when he was denied a minister’s post though he was a former minister and has been an MLA since 2001.
The court made the observations while hearing a bail plea moved by one of the accused, who has been in prison for the past 15 years.
The DMK MLA was taken to the Shipa Hospital, Tirunelveli, for treatment after she did not wake up in the morning on time. Sources said she attempted suicide over intra-party issues.
On August 28, 2017, the assembly privilege committee of the house initiated the privilege proceedings by issuing show-cause notices to Stalin and 20 MLAs for waving gutkha packets on July 19, 2017
The vacation bench of the Supreme Court passed the order on a plea by some of the disqualified MLAs who were seeking transfer of their petition challenging their disqualification.
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The much-awaited verdict on the 18 MLA's disqualification case came was a split between the two judges, thus leaving the MLAs' fate hanging.
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Meanwhile, 16 of 18 disqualified MLAs had turned up at the residence of RK Nagar MLA TTV Dhinakaran.
The 18 MLAs were disqualified on a plea by the ruling party's whip after they met the governor and expressed their lack of confidence in the chief minister.
The notice to the Speaker is in connection with a case filed by the DMK seeking to disqualify 12 former rebel AIADMK MLAs for voting against the government in February.
Working President M K Stalin today claimed that only 109 AIADMK MLAs reportedly took part in a meet chaired by Chief Minister K Palaniswai and renewed his party's demand for a floor test.
After their eviction, Stalin and other DMK MLAs blocked roads outside the state secretariat housing the Assembly premises.
The action-filled political scene in the state has taken up prominence due to which Alanganallur Jallikattu conducted after the huge protests witnessed limited interest.