MDMK expels two MPs in trust vote fallout

July 24th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The MDMK Thursday expelled two of its MPs, L. Ganeshan and Gingee Ramachandran, from the primary membership of the party for voting in support of the Congress-led government in the parliamentary trust vote. “The two members violated the three-line whip to vote against the government and hence have been removed,” MDMK general secretary Vaiko said in a release.

Ganeshan and Ramachandran had claimed to represent the real MDMK - a claim rejected by the Election Commission.

Vaiko had requested their disqualification by the Lok Sabha but in vain.

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