Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal is likely to send notices to controversial MLA Karunas and three other legislators under the Anti-Defection Law.
Reports said that as per section 6 of the anti-defection law, AIADMK Whip S Rajendran has submitted a petition to the Speaker seeking action against Karunas and three other MLAs – A Prabhu (Kallakurichi), E Rathinasabapathy (Aranthangi) and VT Kalaiselvan (Vriddhachalam) under the Anti-Defection Law.
Rajendran is said to have adduced documentary evidence to the Speaker to prove that action could be taken against these MLAs.
The News J TV channel, (launched by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam, last month) the official mouthpiece of the ruling AIADMK, without naming anyone claimed that as per reports the Speaker is likely to issue notices to Karunas (Tiruvadanai MLA), E Rathinasabapathi (Aranthangi), V.T. Kalaiselvan (Viruddhachalam) and Prabhu (Kallakurichi) following a complaint by the Chief Government Whip S. Rajendran.
Palaniswami held discussion with the Deputy CM on the course of action. After Rajendran gave the complaint, law minister C. Ve. Shanmugam held a meeting with the Speaker. Following a series of discussions with Ministers, Dhanapal is likely to issue notices to the four legislators as per news reports, the channel claimed.
Karunas at a meeting held at Valluvar Kottam, here, lashed out at the AIADMK-led government and Palaniswami. He was subsequently arrested on basis of provocative speech, for criminal conspiracy, promoting enmity, issuing death threats, among others.
He was later released from the Central Prison in Vellore on bail.