Published on June 23, 2022 at 15:42 IST
The Bench of Justice Krishnan Ramasamy has held that Court cannot intervene in the decision of amending the by-laws of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party as it is the internal matter of the party which can only be decided by the highest decision making body of the party that is General Council where there are 2500 people in it.
The Petition is filed by the joint coordinator O Panneerselvam in the Madras High Court to restrain the amendment in by-laws of the party. The decision is a setback for the Petitioner. This verdict came late night. The party is supposed to amend by-laws so the former Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami can be only leader.
Currently, Edappadi K Palaniswami is the coordinator and O Panneerselvam is the joint coordinator of the party and jointly leading the party.
The Counsel representing the Paneerselvam submitted in the Court that there are total 23 subjects in agenda which was presented before Palaniswami and approved by him.
The Counsel further submitted that in such agenda amendment of the party by-laws was not mentioned and that is why the resolution which general council wanted to pass so that by-laws can be amended is challenged by the petitioner in the Court.
The Counsel representing the Palaniswami in the matter submitted that in the meeting which was held in September 12, 2017 general council amended Rule 19, 20 and 20A was amended. Rule 20A describes the rights and duties of the coordinator and joint coordinator. In the same meeting of the post of joint coordinator and coordinator was created and former Late J. Jayalalithaa was made eternal general secretary of the AIADMK party.