AIDMK MLAs Were Purchased Ahead Of Trust Vote
Chennai: Yes, money power is once again on screen in politics which dominated the democratic mandate. In TN politics, we have seen a lot of political stunts after the demise of Jayalalithaa, mainly the split in ruling party as two groups, OPS and EPS.
Main group headed in the Assembly by E.Palamiswamy under leadership of Sasikala won the trust vote. The opposition leader and DMK’s Stalin described as rigged. He often moved to High Court demanding a fresh trust vote which was then dismissed. Now the case moved to Supreme Court which is considering the issue.
Meantime, a leading news channel of India (Times Now) operated a sting operation on the Stalin’s allegations. Two MLAs belonging to AIDMK were caught in the operation who said they were bribed prior to trust vote adding strength to Stalin’s allegation.
MLA Saravanan, who won from Madurai said that he was offered ₹ 1 crore for trust vote. The same MLA also alleged that he was held captive in Resorts by Sasikala group during that time and dramatically escaped later.
Now with this sting operation, we have to see how Supreme Court reacts in this case. Whatever the result may be it is being established that money has changed hands before the trust vote.