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Live Updates: Tamilnadu Assembly Trust Vote developments
Tamil Nadu assembly is going through the motion of a trust vote for the first time in 29 years today to decide the fate of the VK Sasikala faction\'s AIADMK government headed by Edappadi K Palaniswami. Stay with us for live updates.
4:16 PM (IST)
CM Palaniswami pays tribute at #JayalalithaaMemorial after winning #floortest in Tamil Nadu Assembly pic.twitter.com/YCYerLLPmW— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
4:10 PM (IST) DMK leader Stalin says he will go on a fast near Gandhi Statue at the Marina, reports TOI's Pushpa Narayan.
3:50 PM (IST) The war has begun. You will soon have AIADMK govt with Opposition as CM - S Semmalai, AIADMK MLA
3:46 PM (IST) People who former chief minister J Jayalalithaa didn't want are back in politics. We will meet the governor if there is a need - Panneerselvam, AIADMK MLA
03:42 PM (IST) Tamil Nadu govt headed by Edappadi Palaniswami wins trust vote after chaos in assembly
03:40 PM (IST) Stalin was manhandled by police. DMK MLAs are here to meet governor. More than 1,000 policemen were in the assembly. We were forcibly evicted. The speaker was biased through out - M Subramanian, DMK MLA
03:30 PM (IST)
Chennai: Visuals from outside Raj Bhavan where DMK workers are protesting alleging that party MLAs were forcefully evicted from #TNAssembly. pic.twitter.com/NpqiCvnYni— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
03:30 PM (IST) Palaniswami wins confidence vote, gets support of 122 MLAs
03:26 PM (IST) Palaniswami govt proves majority in confidence vote.
03:25 PM (IST) One AIADMK MLA did not participate.
03:23 PM (IST) Government wins confidence vote. Palaniswami gets 122 votes, OPS camp gets 11 votes.
03:23 PM (IST) Voting complete in 4 blocks.
03:20 PM (IST) Total 11 votes against government.
03:19 PM (IST) 4 votes against govt in block 2
03:18 PM (IST) Voting happening with entire opposition outside the House. The voting is between the two factions of AIADMK.
03:17 PM (IST) Voting under way in block two.
03:15 PM (IST) Block One of assembly, two rebel MLAs vote against govt.
03:13 PM (IST) CM Palanisamy's vote of confidence: Voting begins in Tamil Nadu assembly
03:10 PM (IST) Congress stages walk out from Tamil Nadu Assembly
03:05 PM (IST)
Even though I was manhandled and shirt was torn, I reconvened house. The house will function only acc to rules: P Dhanapal,TN Speaker pic.twitter.com/R3zabCJDAx— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
03:00 PM (IST)
DMK working President MK Stalin alleges that his shirt was torn off when assembly police forcefully evicted his party MLAs. #floortest pic.twitter.com/LYbt0CTFha— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
03:00 PM (IST) We are going to meet the Governor to apprise him of the situation here: MK Stalin
02:55 PM (IST) We were told that assembly will reconvene at 3 pm, but at 2 pm Police came and tried to forcefully evict us.My shirt also torn: MK Stalin
02:50 PM (IST) Speaker tore of his shirt himself and blamed MLAs of DMK. We reiterate our demand for a secret ballot: MK Stalin
02:45 PM (IST) The Police have entered the assembly and are not letting it function: T. M. Anbarasan,DMK MLA
02:40 PM (IST) Constitution expert Subhash Khashyap says going ahead with voting after evicting DMK MLAs though technically correct but highly improper.
02:38 PM (IST) All DMK MLAs are being forcefully evicted from the assembly hall. Stalin stays put inside the hall.
02:37 PM (IST) DMK MLAs are sitting on dharna in the lobby to assembly hall. These MLAs came out for a break but the marshals and police refused to allow them as speaker had ordered their eviction.
02:00 PM (IST) Meanwhile, Golden bay resort, where AIADMK MLAs from Sasikala camp were staying for a few days, has put out a notice saying it is closed "for maintenance".
01:58 PM (IST) Speaker says there is no way he can order secret ballot as the assembly rules don't permit. He said only division is possible.
01:30 PM (IST) Tamil Nadu assembly adjourned till 3 PM
01:28 PM (IST) DMK MLAs to sit on dharna inside Tamil Nadu assembly premises.
01:21 PM (IST) Edappadi Palaniswami confidence motion is moved in the assembly now.
01:22 PM (IST) DMK members evicted from assembly.
01:20 PM (IST) Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker P Dhanapal orders assembly police to evict DMK MLAs.
01:20 PM (IST) You (DMK MLAs) tore my shirt & insulted me, I am doing my work abiding law: TamilNadu assembly Speaker P Dhanapal
01:18 PM (IST)
#WATCH DMK MLAs scuffle with TN Assembly speaker, protesting DMK MLA Ku Ka Selvam sat on speaker chair #floortest (Jaya TV) pic.twitter.com/CkMQY9FfQx— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
01:10 PM (IST)
DMK protest in TN assembly earlier today, MLAs snatch Speaker's mic and throw paper #floortest (Jaya TV) pic.twitter.com/3pGfUpAF3G— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
01:08 PM (IST) Tamil Nadu Assembly proceedings begin again
12:45 PM (IST)
An injured official being taken to hospital following massive ruckus in the assembly #floortest #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/bzBSO1eGaZ— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
12:38 PM (IST) Assembly proceedings have been temporarily halted following huge uproar. An ambulance has been brought in
12:35 PM (IST) Meeting underway between CM Palanisami and senior ministers
12:20 PM (IST) Assembly secretary AMP Jamaludeen's seat also damaged.
12:10 PM (IST) Ku Ka Selvam DMK MLA sat on Speaker's chair in protest
12:15 PM (IST) Tamil Nadu assembly has been adjourned till 1 pm after uproar
12:11 PM (IST)
Police move towards Assembly premises after huge uproar inside by DMK and other parties demanding secret ballot #floortest pic.twitter.com/l1l1VCpzBn— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
12:10 PM (IST) DMK protest in assembly: Table in front of Speaker's chair has been broken. Microphones being thrown
12:13 PM (IST) DMK MLAs tear paper, throw chairs in assembly demanding secret ballot
12:10 PM (IST) DMK MLA Poongothai Aladi Aruna climbs on bench and raises slogans demanding secret ballot
12:10 PM (IST) DMK MLAs gherao Assembly Speaker Dhanapal, demanding secret ballot
11:50 AM (IST) Indian Union Muslim League too demands secret ballot voting in TamilNadu assembly.
11:58 AM (IST)
Audio speaker kept in Tamil Nadu assembly press room (allocated for accredited reporters and cameraman) has been disconnected. #floortest pic.twitter.com/hvo2v5ilC7— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
11:50 AM (IST) Nobody can interfere in my decision on how to vote: Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker P Dhanapal
11:47 AM (IST) MLAs should be given time to hear the views of their constituency people, till then time should be given: Panneerselvam
11:45 AM (IST) Division voting not happening as ruckus continues.
11:42 AM (IST) P. Dhanapal TN Assembly Speaker rejects request of DMK asking to postpone floor test to another day
11:40 AM (IST) People's voice should be heard and then only the floor test should be done in the assembly: Panneerselvam
11:35 AM (IST) Let's not have no confidence motion today: DMK
11:32 AM (IST) Why are you moving no confidence motion when you have 15 days time? Asks Stalin
11:32 AM (IST) Stalin demands Chair to move no confidence motion some other day. He bats for secret balloting to safeguard democracy.
11:30 AM (IST) Out of 6 blocks, each block has 38 MLAs. First 3 block expected to be of EPS Camp.
11:32 AM (IST) 230 members present in assembly: TV channels
11:30 AM (IST) Ruckus continues, DMK demands the Chair to allow Semmalai to speak.
11:30 AM (IST) Reports say that speaker has rejected OPS camp's demand for secret ballot.
11:25 AM (IST) Division voting, where MLAs are asked to stand up in six blocks.
11:24 AM (IST) All doors shut in Tamil Nadu assembly premises.
11: 21 AM (IST) Assembly begins voting.
11: 21 AM (IST) Ruckus in assembly over demand for secret ballot.
11: 21 AM (IST) Speaker accepts motion. Yet to decide whether open or secret ballot.
11: 20 AM (IST) I assure that the MLAs will be given adequate security: P. Dhanapal, Assembly Speaker
11:18 AM (IST) Duraimurugan sought to know why Stalin's vehicle was searched and demanded action against police.
11:17 AM (IST) OPS camp demands secret balloting.
11:16 AM (IST) DMK, Congress, OPS faction demand secret ballot.
11:14 AM (IST)
Arguments break out between media persons and Police after Police denies media entry into TN assembly premises pic.twitter.com/2DfVmoyXHy— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
11:12 AM (IST) AIADMK Presidium Chairman Madhusudanan(OPS camp) appointed S Semmalai as chief whip in assembly
11:10 AM (IST) AIADMK MLAs (Palanisamy supporters ) raise slogans against DMK in assembly floor test
11:07 AM (IST) MLAs are being brought to the Secretariat like prisoners: MK Stalin
11:07 AM (IST) DMK raise slogans in Tamil Nadu assembly supporting Panneerselvam
11:05 AM (IST) CM Palanisamy moves motion for the vote of confidence in TN assembly
11:00 AM (IST) DMK president M Karunanidhi stays off.
10:58 AM (IST) Panneerselvam arrives in. Seat No. 82 has been allotted.
10:20 AM (IST) Congress to vote against the confidence motion in Tamil Nadu assembly's special session today Floor Test
10:08 AM (IST)
#TamilNadu: DMK Working President MK Stalin has reached state assembly to attend special session #FloorTest pic.twitter.com/zP9oSqPvxK— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
10:08 AM (IST)
Congress MLAs reach Tamil Nadu assembly ahead of the #floortest pic.twitter.com/rqAijbTkRK— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
10:05 AM (IST) I strongly appeal, atleast speaker should permit secret ballot. To some extent, MLAs will be free to exercise their franchise:BV Acharya
09:52 AM (IST)
They're not given opportunity,huddled together in a resort with other MLAs.Where is the chance of any free thinking,deliberation?:BV Acharya pic.twitter.com/fwrz9Ec3Tj— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
09:50 AM (IST)
You can't say it is a vote exercised by them (MLAs who stayed in resort) out of their free will: BV Acharya, special PP in Sasikala DA case pic.twitter.com/fYykrlZ1zs— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
09:46 AM (IST)
Visuals from #TamilNadu assembly's entrance, #floortest to take place today at the special session pic.twitter.com/yuEF8wXU72— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
09:45 AM (IST) DMK working president M K Stalin leaves for assembly to attend special session
09:02 AM (IST) Amma's legacy rests on able shoulders of OPS, this will be driving force to vote, not temporary confinement of brainwashing - M Pandiarajan
09:20 AM (IST) We don't think we are in single digit. We believe 135 people should vote for us - M Pandiarajan, former TN Minister & OPS supporter
09:00 AM (IST) Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami reaches secretariat for floor test.
08:45 AM (IST)
#TamilNadu: Barricading, Heavy police deployment outside TN secretariat ahead of floor test. pic.twitter.com/tytdpOBmC0— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
08:44 AM (IST)
Amma's legacy rests on abled shlders of OPS, this will be driving force to vote,not temporary confinement of brainwashing: M Pandiarajan pic.twitter.com/Blk9PxYdC5— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
08:35 AM (IST) Ailing Karunanidhi likely to miss trust vote 08:26 AM (IST) Rahul directs Tamil Nadu Congress MLAs to vote against trust motion
08:15 AM (IST)
Whip issued for all party MLAs, we will vote accordingly: Thoppu N D Venkatachalam, AIADMK MLA leaves Kuvathur resort #FloorTest #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/P72eFZHaY9— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
08:15 AM (IST)
AIADMK party MLAs leaving Kuvathur's Golden Bay resort, will attend special session of the Tamil Nadu assembly #FloorTest pic.twitter.com/R8myWTH8BZ— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2017
07:37 AM (IST) Coimbatore North constituency MLA PRG Arunkumar has extended his support to OPS He managed to come out from the resort at Koovathur. He also resigned his post urban district secretary of AIADMK
06:51 AM (IST) Congress high command has decided to vote against confidence motion in Assembly today