Chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami won the trust vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday after hours of ruckus, violence and two adjournments.
In the morning, all hell broke loose after the Speaker rejected the demand for a secret ballot by MLAs belonging to the O Panneerselvam camp, who were supported by the DMK, Congress and IUML.
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Watch this space for live updates from Tamil Nadu on an action-packed Saturday:6.00pm: Request Tamil Nadu governor to restore democratic values and order the assembly session to be postponed for conducting secret voting on confidence motion, wrote DMK’s Stalin in a letter to the governor.5.45pm: Effigy of Tamil Nadu speaker Dhanpal burnt by DMK workers and Stalin’s supporters call for justice.5.30pm: Tamil Nadu assembly speaker Dhanpal alleges he was attacked by DMK during Saturday’s session because he is from the Adi Dravidar community.
5.00pm: MK Stalin and other protesting DMK MLAs have been detained by police at Marina Beach.4.16pm: 3.59pm: Palaniswami breaks down at Jayalalithaa memorial.
Things would’ve been different if the secret ballot was used 3.45pm: 3.36pm: Panneerselvam: Amma’s government will return to Tamil Nadu3.44pm: Panneerselvam: Those who have won today are from the Sasikala faction, we are the Amma faction 3.41pm: We tried making many suggestions, but the Speaker did not agree, says Panneerselvam after trust vote3.29pm: Chennai: Visuals from outside Raj Bhavan where DMK workers are protesting alleging that party MLAs were forcefully evicted from #TNAssembly.
pic.twitter.com/Npqi Cvn Yni— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 20173.23pm: Edappadi Palaniswami passes floor test with voice vote in special session of Tamil Nadu assembly.