We don't subscribe to his politics but we'll be in the forefront protect his human rights," said Industries Minister PK Kunhalikutty, a senior IUML
In the morning, all hell broke loose after the Speaker rejected the demand for a secret ballot by MLAs belonging to the O Panneerselvam camp, who were supported by the DMK, Congress and IUML
Ahmed ( IUML
), who attended the meeting, assured the PM they will not do anything to undermine the government.
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML
) leader Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal presided over the event.
Guest of honour was Indian Union Muslim League (IUML
) leader Panakkad Munawar Ali Shehab Thangal.
In the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly, AIADMK has 123 members, DMK 100, Congress 7, IUML
and Independent one each with two seats vacant.
The DMK-led alliance is expected include the two communist parties, the VCK and the IUML
. Queried whether the Congress will also support the DMK in the upcoming bypolls for 21 assembly constituencies, he said: "Let the bypolls get announced, then the announcement will be made about Congress party's support." He also said the party's Lok Sabha poll manifesto is under preparation.
They had accused the undergraduate student of being part of an IUML
mob that blocked the vehicle of Jayarajan and Rajesh the previous day.
The first indications that things are unlikely to go according to script came ahead of a dinner for UPA allies scheduled for Sunday -- the Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP), the Rashtriya Lok Dal ( RLD), the Indian Union Muslim League ( IUML
) and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK) -- which the DMK refused to attend.
Kunhalikiutty, a senior Indian Union Muslim League (IUML
) leader, was learnt to have denied the allegations and told the police that 'unfounded' accusations were made against him with the motive of destroying his political career.