Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has won the vote of confidence, minutes after DMK Working President MK Stalin told media that his party members were beaten up and forcefully evicted from the house. Palaniswami garnered 122 yes votes, while members voted against him. Earlier, while showing his torn shirt, Stalin told media,"We repeatedly appealed to the speaker for a secret ballot, but he refused to address our plea. We are heading to the Governor's office to intimate him of all the events."
Feb 18, 2017 6:29 pm (IST)
A secret ballot would have been better, but it does not diminish the validity of the voting today: Soli Sorabji
Feb 18, 2017 6:09 pm (IST)
What happened in the House was not democracy, it was hooliganism: Soli Sorabji
Feb 18, 2017 6:08 pm (IST)
We request you to restore democratic values and order postponement of the Assembly for conducting secret voting on the Confidence Motion: DMK to Governor
Feb 18, 2017 5:53 pm (IST)
DMK protests against Sasikala at Marina beach
Feb 18, 2017 5:16 pm (IST)
DMK leaders too have been rounded up by Chennai police
Feb 18, 2017 5:06 pm (IST)
MK Stalin detained by Chennai Police
Feb 18, 2017 4:54 pm (IST)
MK Stalin to sit in protest at Gandhi Statue at Marina beach
Feb 18, 2017 4:53 pm (IST)
It is my pleasure to share with you that we have won the floor test. All the people in Tamil Nadu are very happy with what has happened: CM Edappadi Palaniswami
Feb 18, 2017 4:50 pm (IST)
We will continue to run Amma's government in Tamil Nadu: CM Edappadi Palaniswami
Feb 18, 2017 3:57 pm (IST)
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami breaks down after he reaches Jayalalithaa's memorial.
Feb 18, 2017 3:55 pm (IST)
People of Tamizhnadu, Welcome your respective MLAs with the respect they desrve back home
Edappadi K. Palaniswami wins vote of confidence. 122 MLAs votes for him (11 ‘No’ votes).
Feb 18, 2017 3:29 pm (IST)
MLAs were thrown out and then speaker initiated the vote of confidence. This is not legitimate. Let the people of Tamil Nadu decide. This is a betrayal. This is an undemocratic act of governor. We are the true followers of Amma. We will win. Justice will prevail: O Panneerselvam first reaction after Edappadi Wins Vote of Confidence
Feb 18, 2017 3:26 pm (IST)
122 MLAs votes for Edappadi K. Palaniswami (11 ‘No’ votes)
Feb 18, 2017 3:25 pm (IST)
122 MLAs votes for Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Feb 18, 2017 3:23 pm (IST)
Third block voting underway. Nine no votes so far. First 3 blocks are of Edappadi K. Palaniswami supporters.
Feb 18, 2017 3:22 pm (IST)
Voice vote commences in Tamil Nadu Assembly: AIADMK tweeted
Feb 18, 2017 3:20 pm (IST)
Second block voting underway. Six no votes so far. MLAs split into six blocks of 38 each. First 3 blocks are of Edappadi K. Palaniswami supporters. This is to facilitate easier head count.
Feb 18, 2017 3:19 pm (IST)
Congress MLAs gave two options to the speaker: First to postpone the voting, second secret ballot. Speaker did not agreed to neither and that is why they walked out of the house
Feb 18, 2017 3:18 pm (IST)
Trust vote begins without the presence of Opposition leaders. Lone IUML MLA Mohammed Abubacker from Kadayanallur also walks out of the Assembly.
Feb 18, 2017 3:16 pm (IST)
MK Stalin alleges he was assaulted in the Assembly; shows torn shirt to reporters.
Feb 18, 2017 3:15 pm (IST)
Voting begins in Tamil Nadu Assembly, Congress stages walkout.
Feb 18, 2017 3:06 pm (IST)
Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal tore his shirt by himself: Working president of DMK MK Stalin
Feb 18, 2017 3:02 pm (IST)
We were willing to ensure peace. But suddenly a team of police came and evicted us. Marshall came inside the Assembly. They hit and hurt us. We have written a protest letter to the speaker. Now we are going to meet the governor: MK Stalin
Feb 18, 2017 3:00 pm (IST)
I take the responsibility for the ruckus inside the house. The vote should take place peacefully: Working president of DMK MK Stalin
Feb 18, 2017 2:42 pm (IST)
Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal holds close room discussion with state Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan.