Chennai, Feb 26 (PTI) The Madras High Court today issued notices to Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O.Panneerselvam and AIADMK senior leader E Madhusudanan on a civil suit filed by a former MLA challenging his removal as secretary from the party’s trade union wing. Also Read - Madras High Court Upholds Teen's Right to Live With 35-year-old MLA Husband, Dismisses Father's Allegation of Abduction

The suit has been filed by R Chinnasamy, former secretary of the Anna Thozhir Sanga Peravai. Also Read - AR Rahman Gets Legal Notice From Madras Court in Income Tax Case

When it came up, Justice C V Karthikeyan issued notices returnable by March 2. Also Read - Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Processions Not Allowed in Tamil Nadu But Individuals Can Immerse Idols, Says Madras High Court

The petitioner submitted he was appointed as Peravai secretary in 2009 by former chief minister Jayalalithaa. He continued in the post even after her death in December, 2016.

He submitted that he came to know about his removal from the post from a newspaper report early this month.

The petitioner sought to declare as null and void his removal as Peravai secretary alleging that it has been done without following any procedure as prescribed under its bye-laws.

He submitted that only the AIADMK general secretary had the power to remove him from the post and not the three defendants. PTI BN RT

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