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  • Chairs Thrown, DMK Lawmakers On Table In Tamil Nadu Chaos, Speaker Shoved
    A free-for-all erupted inside the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday over a trust vote as aggressive demands for secret voting degenerated into chairs and tables being broken, mics being broken and the Speaker being manhandled.
  • DMK's MK Stalin Detained At Marina Beach After Protest Against Trust Vote: Highlights
    E Palaniswami today won the trust vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after the house witnessed chaos and violence. He won 122 votes with only 11 rebels of his AIADMK voting against him. He needed the backing of at least 117 legislators in the 234-member State Assembly. Mr Palaniswami took oath on Thursday with a 30-member cabinet. He is widely seen as a proxy for AIADMK chief VK Sasikala, who is currently serving a jail term of four years in Bengaluru prison after being convicted in a corruption case by the Supreme Court.
  • E Palaniswami Wins Tamil Nadu Floor Test Amid Chaos: 10 Facts
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami won a test of strength today in an assembly where close to 100 opposition lawmakers were missing after violence and chaos over a demand for secret voting. But the trust vote may only be the first of many battles that the 63-year-old Chief Minister will have to fight. O Panneerselvam has promised that he had lost the battle, not the war, and would go back to the people. DMK chief MK Stalin started right away, heading first to Raj Bhavan to complain about the way the vote was conducted, and then, sat on a hunger strike under the gaze of Mahatma Gandhi's statute at the city's Marina Beach before he was detained by the police and whisked away.
  • VK Sasikala Asked To Explain Her Appointment As General Secretary In AIADMK
    Acting fast, the Election Commission today asked V K Sasikala to respond to a petition filed against her challenging her appointment as AIADMK interim general secretary by the O Panneerselvam camp.
  • DMK To Vote Against New Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Tight Trust Vote Ahead
    MK Stalin of main opposition party the DMK has said his party will vote against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami when he seeks a trust vote tomorrow in the state legislature to decide whether he will remain in charge. Mr Palaniswami, who is the proxy of AIADMK chief VK Sasikala now in jail, took oath as the state's 13th Chief Minister yesterday along with a cabinet of 30 and opted to prove within two days that he has majority support.

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