The Madras High Court
today issued notices to Chief Minister
K Palaniswami, his deputy O.Panneerselvam
and AIADMK senior leader E Madhusudanan on a civil suit filed by a former MLA challenging his removal as secretary
from the party's trade union wing.
The suit has been filed by R Chinnasamy, former secretary
of the Anna Thozhir Sanga Peravai.
When it came up, Justice C V Karthikeyan issued notices returnable by March 2.
The petitioner submitted he was appointed as Peravai secretary
in 2009 by former chief minister Jayalalithaa.
He continued in the post even after her death in December, 2016.
He submitted that he came to know about his removal from the post from a newspaper report early this month.
The petitioner sought to declare as null and void his removal as Peravai secretary
alleging that it has been done without following any procedure as prescribed under its bye-laws.
He submitted that only the AIADMK general secretary
had the power to remove him from the post and not the three defendants.
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