1. Tamil Nadu political crisis live update: What happened in Tamil Nadu Assembly was a disgrace to democracy, says Venkaiah Naidu

Tamil Nadu political crisis live update: What happened in Tamil Nadu Assembly was a disgrace to democracy, says Venkaiah Naidu

Tamil Nadu political crisis live update: Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy won the vote of confidence in Assembly with 122 MLAs voting in favour of him against 11 MLAs who decided to vote against.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 19, 2017 10:28 PM
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Tamil Nadu political crisis live update: Things are getting bad to worse in Tamil Nadu even after the newly appointed Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy won the vote of confidence in Assembly with 122 MLAs voting in favour of him against 11 MLAs who decided to vote against. DMK MLAs reportedly didn’t take this well and violence broke out in the Assembly. Papers were torn, chairs were thrown, mics were broken and even DMK MLAs surrounded the speaker forcing him to adjourn the session twice. Responding to the proceedings in the Assembly, DMK leader MK Stalin requested the TN Governor to restore democratic values and demanded postponement of the Assembly. He later went on a hunger strike at Marina Beach and was detained by the police.

Here are the live updates from the ongoing political crisis in the state:

10:27 pm: Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao seeks factual report from Assembly Secretary Jamaludeen on incidents that took place during trust vote.

4:55 PM: Actor-turned politician Vijayashanthi said that Chinamma (Sasikala) protected the party while evil forces like O Panneerselvam tried to break AIADMK.

4:40 PM: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that trust of people in Parliament depends on the responsible conduct of the elected representatives. “Public trust in Parliament is rooted in its openness, transparency,  accessibility and responsible conduct of the representatives of people,” she said. Her statement came one day after the drama unfolded in Tamil Nadu Assembly.

3:40 PM: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu believes what happened in Tamil Nadu assembly yesterday was a disgrace to democracy. He said, “All concerned should really introspect and see that such things are not allowed to happen in future.”

2:40 PM:  Chief Minister Palaniswamy was accompanied by other senior ministers and AIADMK deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran during his meet with the governor C Vidyasagar Rao.

1:25 PM: MK Stalin says his party is trying to meet Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi on this regard. He also confirmed that DMK has sought time to highlight the Assembly situation.

1:03 PM: AIADMK MLAs led by the former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam have met the Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao to seek to announce trust vote null and void.

12:30 PM: DMK has announced a hunger strike on 22nd February in all the district offices. The decision was taken after the MLA meeting at the party headquarters and the DMK member Tiruchi Siva said the trust vote moved by CM yesterday was illegal.

12:10 PM: DMK member Tiruchi Siva has confirmed that the party has submitted a memorandum on the issue to TN Governor who has promised to look into the matter.

11:58 AM: DMK President MK Stalin and MLAs were detained by the police yesterday for protesting at Chennai’s Marina Beach but were released after a brief detention.

11:35 AM: Here are the visuals of E Palaniswamy reaching the Rav Bhavan:


11:10 AM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy has reached the Raj Bhavan to meet the governor C Vidyasagar Rao.

11:00 AM: DMK’s working President MK Stalin has called a special meeting with party MLAs at the party headquarters to discuss further plans.

10:30 AM: AIADMK senior leader Pandiarajan believes things would have been different if the secret ballot was done. “There were constant threats and abusive language was used,” he said.

10:15 AM: DMK supporters came in support of MK Stalin at Coimbatore over alleged mistreatment. Stalin had claimed that he was forcefully evicted from the Assembly and his shirt was torn off.



9:52 AM: Tamil Nadu speaker P Dhanapal expelled all the DMK MLAs from the house for causing the ruckus and ordered the police to take them out of the house.

Here is what happened in the Assembly yesterday:

9:40 AM: FIR has been lodged against DMK’s working President MK Stalin for protesting at the Marina Beach. He decided to go on a hunger strike against the vote of trust passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

9:15 AM: In a letter to the Tamil Nadu Governor, DMK’s MK Stalin alleged that the speaker’s agenda was to announce Chief Minister’s success in getting confidence vote in DMK’s absence.

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  1. J
    Feb 19, 2017 at 10:33 am
    Crux of the w drama is grabbing of the power. DMK expected that there would be vertical split in the AIADMK. But things gone in a different way and leading to the shutdown of embly by DMK. Adding to the woes biased atude of media by projecting Paneer as the hero. Nevertheless Paneer ended up as a zero. Even Tamil film personality's also shown its biased atude by supporting Paneer and main factor behind their supports they are close towards DMK as well as the fact that some personalties suffered under the regime of Jaya. Ultimately it is revenge action by film personality's and no social cause is involved to their backing to Paneer . There is nothing wrong in tactics adopted by AIADMK. Practically it is a suicidal move in case any MLA moves away from the party. That will only help DMK inching towards power.There is no other option for preventing horse trading.At the end of the day reality has won the game for AIADMK and hope that its government will continue until completion of the term.
    1. S
      Feb 19, 2017 at 9:12 am
      The TN Speaker seem to have acted in Partisan manner provoking opposition. Legal Luminaries opine that the Speaker acted violating the rules by allowing the Vite of confidence to be ped in the third attempt. Though Political parties had complained to Governor and attempt are being made to take up the issue with the President, it unclear as to who has the power and could act against the Speaker and declare the 'Trust Vote' as void?

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