The Madras high court on Monday dismissed a civil suit moved by AIADMKMLA P Vetrivel of the TTV Dhinakaran faction, to stall a meeting called by the chief minister Edappadi KPalaniswami+ group here on Tuesday.
The court slapped an exemplary cost of Rs 1 lakh on the petitioner for wasting judicial time through such vexatious petition.
For the past few days, the TTV Dhinakaran+ faction has been exploring all available avenues to stall the general council meeting+ convened by
Justice C V Karthikeyan pulled up the petitioner for moving such a suit without obtaining prior consent from the Chief Justice, since the litigation involves MLAs and ministers.
When the petitioner made a request to grant liberty to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the issue, the judge said no one could prevent the petitioner from doing so.
As carried in ttoi n 12/9/2017