Madras HC begins hearing Panneerselvam’s plea seeking to stall AIADMK’s July 11 general council meeting – Times Now

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Chennai: Justice Krishnan Ramasamy of Madras High Court begins hearing a petition filed by AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam to stall the AIADMK general council meeting, which is to be held on July 11.
The hearing comes a day after the Supreme court stayed the High Court’s order in which it had restrained the passing of resolutions in the AIADMK General Council meeting.

“In view of the facts and circumstances of case and subject matter of litigation and high court orders, it is considered appropriate that operation and effect of order June 23, 2022, shall remain stayed,” a vacation bench of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Krishna Murari had said.

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The apex court also sent a notice on the plea of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami (EPS) against the Madras High Court order. The Supreme Court further said that the July 11 General Council meeting of the party may proceed in accordance with the law.

“We do not consider it necessary to pass any other order of interim nature and all other aspects are to be examined at the appropriate stage,” it further added.

The AIADMK is divided over the issue of one leader – between K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam. The EPS faction is now demanding that there should be one leader for the party. The OPS faction, while stressing that this is not the right time for deliberation on the leadership issue, has sought to stall the July 11 AIADMK general council meeting. Meanwhile, in a separate case, the Madras High Court dismissed a PIL to freeze the AIADMK symbol and fined the petitioner Rs 25,000.