Expelled DMK MLA Ku.Ka.Selvam has approached the City Civil Court questioning the basis of his expulsion from the party.
DMK's party chief MK Stalin, in his party letterhead, had announced that he expelled Selvam, the party's Thousand Lights Assembly segment in the city, last month from the primary membership of the party after he virtually embraced the BJP. Mr Selvam had earlier met BJP national president J P Nadda, following which he was issued a show-cause notice for alleged anti-party activities, before being expelled from the party.
Blaming DMK youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi, son of party president M K Stalin, for the situation he is in now, Mr Selvam said his removal from the DMK was "unfair" and "murder of democracy."
Apparently Ku. Ka Selvam has approached the court stating that the party's General Secretary holds the right to expel a party cadre and not the party chief. He further stated that no proper enquiry was conducted before his expulsion order was issued.
The court, in turn has asked the DMK party to respond to the plea and adjourned the case to September 18.
While virtually embracing the BJP, the expelled MLA who was formerly the DMK headquarters office secretary and executive committee member had asked people to join the saffron party. He had also visited the BJP headquarters ''Kamalalayam'' here and alleged "family politics" in the DMK.