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S. Ve. Shekher to launch party for Brahmin welfare

From Gopal Ethiraj

ShekarYet another political party is to take birth in the state. All set to be launched for the welfare of the Brahmins in the state, the founder of the new party will be S.Ve.Shekher, film and drama actor and AIADMK MLA from Mylapore constituency. Shekher, who belongs to the Brahmin community, was reportedly being sidelined in the AIADMK by some of the influential OBC leaders. Seeing the minority forward community which is splintered, if brought under one umbrella, it could be some force to reckon with, the actor-politician, it seems, has jumped on to start a party. It should be noted the traditional 26 years old body, Thamilzhnadu Brahmin association (Thambraas), which is said to have over one lakh members, is yet to decided on its stand to start a party.

Four TNA MPs to lose their seats ?

By Our Colombo Correspondent

All political party leaders representing Parliament are expected to meet Speaker WJM Lokubandara tomorrow morning in the latter's Chamber to decide on the leave applications of the four Members of Parliament of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Parliament sources disclosed a short while ago. Four TNA MPs, Selvan Adaikalanathan(Wanni District), Selvan Kajendran(Jaffna District), Senathirajah Jeyanandamoorthy( Batticaloa District) and Pathmini Sithambaram(Jaffna District) submitted leave applications seeking further leave from Parliament yesterday. If Parliament does not approve the leave applications tomorrow, the four seats of the MPs would fall vacant as the four members have been continuously absent from the House for three months. According to Standing Orders of Parliament, if a member absents himself for a period of 90 days without leave or, continue his absence beyond 90 days without parliamentary approval, he or she would be treated as being expelled from the House.


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