Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal’s decision on Monday to disqualify 18 dissident legislators of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has been seen as a big victory for Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. With the effective strength of the House coming down to 215, his government now has a comfortable majority with 112 MLAs backing it.
On August 24, a nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous verdict declaring that every citizen had a fundamental right to privacy. The question of whether Indians had such a right emanated from a batch of petitions questioning the validity of Aadhaar, the 12-digit biometrically linked identification number that the government wants every citizen to have. After the privacy judgment, this question will now be tested before a five-judge bench in the coming months.
Since the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in December 2016, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu has gone through two splits and a merger. In February, former Chief Minister O Pannerselvam rebelled against the party’s decision to make VK Sasikala the chief ministe of Tamil Nadu. Days later, Sasikala went to jail in a disproportionate assets case, installing Edappadi K Palaniswamy to lead the government in her stead.
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