In a politically disputable move the Chief Government Whip S. Rajendran on August 24, 2017 prescribed to the Assembly Speaker the preclusion of 19 AIADMK MLAs, owing steadfastness to sidelined pioneer T.T.V. Dhinakaran. The 19 had pulled back their help to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.
Conversing with correspondents in Chennai, Mr. Rajendran alluded to letters given by the MLAs to the Governor on August 22, 2017 pulling back help to the Chief Minister and their remarks to the media and fought that they had conflicted with the consistent choice taken by the AIADMK lawmakers on February 14, 2017 to help Mr. Palaniswami.
He additionally guaranteed that the demonstration of these MLAs added up to surrender according to the Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
“In my request of to the Speaker, I have refered to Section 6 of the Members of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (Disqualification on Ground of Defection) Rules, 1986 and encouraged him to preclude the MLAs,” Mr. Rajendran said.
On August 22, 2017, the 19 MLAs approached Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao in the Raj Bhavan and gave over indistinguishably worded letters pronouncing withdrawal of help to the Chief Minister.
One of the MLAs had said that their thought process was to realize a no certainty movement against the administration with the goal that the Chief Minister could be changed.