On his rival AIADMK camp's criticism that he has joined hands with DMK in his tussle against Palanisamy, Dhinakaran said "there is no direct or indirect alliance with that party".
The matter came up while hearing DMK leader MK Stalin's petition seeking a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on the grounds that Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami had lost majority in the House.
The Madras High Court on Thursday said there should not be a floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly till 20 September.
Justice M Duraiswamy passed the order as the speaker informed the court that he was not in a position to tell whether he would pass orders in the disqualification proceedings against 19 rebel AIADMK MLAs before a floor test is conducted. "The floor test can be conducted after obtaining a suitable order from the court on September 20".
The moves emerged between a fight that was going to wrest control of Tamil Nadu's ruling party, that was for years led by its late former leader J Jayalalithaa.
Meanwhile, Dhinakaran, who along with his aunt VK Sasikala were recently removed from top posts in Tamil Nadu's ruling party, has also approached the Election Commission (EC) urging it to declare the recent AIADMK General Council meet "illegal". "You (EPS-OPS) claim you have the support of party workers, so if you have the guts, let us face fresh elections", he said. In other major decisions, the General Council altered the party's organisational structure to a collective leadership structure.
The petition stated that 19 MLAs, loyal to AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who is sidelined within his own party, had written individual letters to Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on August 22, informing him of their withdrawal of support to chief minister Palaniswami.
He apprehended that a floor test may be held any day and the Speaker may disqualify him on the eve of the trust vote, with the mala fide intention of depriving him of the opportunity of seeking judicial redress, thereby preventing him from exercising his right as an elected representative to participate in the trust vote.
One of the 19 MLAs, S T K Jakkaiyan had since switched to Palaniswami's camp and he had also reportedly appeared before Dhanapal and given his explanation.