Setback to TN CM Palanisamy as Supreme Court agrees to examine cash for vote MLAs sting case

In more trouble for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the alleged cash-for-vote sting case involving ruling AIADMK MLAs.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Jul 05, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
Setback to TN CM Palanisamy as Supreme Court agrees to examine cash for vote MLAs sting case

New Delhi: In more trouble for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the alleged cash-for-vote sting case involving ruling AIADMK MLAs.

The Supreme Court has, however, sought the assistance of Attorney General KK Venugopal on July 11 in response to a plea moved by former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam.

By moving the plea, former Tamil Nadu CM OPS appears to have revived his legal battle against incumbent E Palaniswami and jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala.

The date when the court will hear the case is yet to be ascertained.

According to a sting operation by an English news channel, all the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs were lured in by cash and gold by the rival Sasikala camp to support Chief Minister Edapadi K Palanisamy in the February trust vote conducted in Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Palanisamy won the trust vote held in the state assembly on the back of support offered by 122 AIADMK legislators.

South Madurai MLA Saravanan, who had deflected to the OPS faction, admitted on camera that Sasikala camp offered him money between Rs two crore to six crore for his support.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) severely criticised the ruling AIADMK government over the matter alleging that the party's inter-relationship was purchased and not natural. 

With ANI inputs