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High Court extends timeline for floor test in Tamil Nadu assembly

In a development that comes as a relief for the current AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court has extended the timeline for the floor test in Tamil Nadu assembly. Earlier, the timeline was extended to September 20 and now it has been further extended. However, this time, a specific date has not been provided. The court said that a floor test cannot be conducted until the cases filed by the disqualified MLAs are disposed. This means that the floor test will have to wait until all cases filed by the disqualified MLAs are disposed. The court’s decision comes as a setback for TTV Dhinakaran, who has been working hard to topple the current AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu.

It may be recalled that 18 MLAs, who were supporting TTV Dhinakaran, were disqualified by the speaker Dhanpal. After their disqualification, some of the MLAs had approached the Madras High Court for justice. The court said today that the cases filed by the disqualified MLAs need to be disposed first before conducting a floor test. Doubts have been raised about the manner in which the MLAs were disqualified by the speaker. Many legal experts said that the disqualification may not be approved by the court.

The political turmoil in Tamil Nadu has never stopped since the death of its former leader Jayalalithaa. It once again proves the point that great leaders create a political vacuum when they leave.

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