Choosing a Chief Minister: Is the use of the party whip permissible? – Legal Notes by Arvind Datar

Arvind Datar, party whip

After the death of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr. J Jayalalithaa, there were rival claims as to who her successor would be. After a brief stint, O Panneerselvam (OPS) resigned as Chief Minister and the stage was set for Sasikala to take over. OPS, after a spell of meditation at the grave of Jayalalithaa, made a sensational revelation of how he was forced to resign and become a rival to Sasikala. Meanwhile, 120 MLAs had been herded like cattle to a beach resort on the outskirts of Chennai. These MLAs were inaccessible and it . . .

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