This Article is From Feb 18, 2017

DMK's MK Stalin Detained At Marina Beach After Protest Against Trust Vote: Highlights

DMK's MK Stalin Detained At Marina Beach After Protest Against Trust Vote: Highlights

MK Stalin detained by Chennai police; large gathering banned along Marina beach.

Chennai: 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.

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Here are the highlights of the day:

7.00 pm IST: 
"It is a black day for democracy. This anti-people(AIADMK) government must be removed. Insisting that a peaceful protest is underway at the Marina. Those who want to remove this
anti-democratic government should converge at the Marina," Stalin was quoted by news agency PTI.

5.45 pm IST:
  5.10 pm IST: Large gathering has been banned along Marina beach.

5.04 pm IST: DMK's MK Stalin has been detained by Chennai police at Marina beach where he was holding a hunger strike.

4.40 pm IST: CM Palaniswami pays tribute at Jayalalithaa memorial after winning floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly

4.29 pm IST: 
tamil nadu crisis twitter grid

4.17 pm IST: DMK's MK Stalin to sit on hunger strike at Chennai's Marina Beach, says he was 'manhandled' in Tamil Nadu assembly.

4.10 pm IST:  
4.08 pm IST: E Palaniswami breaks down at Jayalalithaa memorial after he wins the trust vote in Tamil Nadu Assembly.
eps at jayalalithaa memorial

4.04 pm IST: DMK lawmakers for 3 hours kept on repeating their request to save democracy. Now in the absence of all of us, vote was passed. We doubt validity: O Panneerselvam
o panneerselvam

3.26 pm IST: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami wins trust vote with support of 122 lawmakers.

3.20 pm IST: Voting to prove majority for Chief Minister Palaniswami begins in Tamil Nadu assembly.

3.15 pm IST:
Entire Marina road stretch that leads to the Tamil Nadu Assembly has been completely closed for the public.

3.09 pm IST:
Watch Stalin led out of Tamil Nadu Assembly
3.07 pm IST: DMK's MK Stalin says he is going to meet the Governor.

3.06 pm IST:3.03 pm IST:MK Stalin led out of Tamil Nadu assembly along with other DMK lawmakers after violence over trust vote.
mk stalin

2.47 pm IST: DMK's MK Stalin and other lawmakers sit on dharna.

2.23 pm IST:
In the meanwhile, the Golden Bay resort, where Sasikala's MLA's stayed for nearly 2 weeks has been closed for maintenance.
golden bay resort

2.01 pm IST: After Speaker's order, DMK lawmakers resist eviction.

1.48 pm IST:
You (DMK lawmakers) tore my shirt and insulted me. I am doing my work: Speaker P Dhanapal.

1.42 pm IST: Visuals of broken tables and torn pieces of paper near Speaker's chair.
broken tables in tamil nadu assembly

1.32 pm IST: Tamil Nadu Assembly adjourned for the second time, till 3 pm.

1.30 pm IST: "Where do I go and tell about the torture meted out to me in the Assembly, " Speaker says.

1. 27 pm IST: 2,000 police personnel deployed outside the Assembly.

1.23 pm IST: Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal orders eviction of DMK lawmakersafter violence in Assembly over trust vote.
dmk lawmakers inside assembly

1.21 pm IST: Tamil Nadu Assembly proceedings begin again.

1.16 pm IST: Watch Speaker manhandled by DMK lawmakers
1.10 pm IST:  
1.00 pm IST: DMK legislators manhandle Speaker P Dhanapal.
speaker manhandled

1.00 pm IST: Amid chaos in the Assembly, DMK MLAs sit on the Speaker's chair.
tamil nadu assembly chaos

12.30 pm IST: A similar blackout happened in 2014 on the orders of then Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, when telecast proceedings were stalled for voting for separate state of Telangana.

12.29 pm IST: The press used to have audio available but today they cut off the audio in the press room. Media wasn't allowed to report the proceedings.

12.21 pm IST: Speaker walks out of the assembly after violence, session adjourned till 1 pm.
tamil nadu assembly chaos

12.19 pm IST: Table in front of Speaker's chair has been broken. Microphones being thrownas DMK protests in assembly.

12.17 pm IST: DMK MLA Poongothai Aladi Aruna climbs on bench and raises slogans demanding secret ballot. Legislators tear paper, throw chairs in assembly demanding secret ballot.

12.16 pm IST: DMK MLAs gherao Assembly Speaker Dhanapal, demanding secret ballot.

12.01 pm IST: Nobody can interfere in my decision on how to vote, says Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker P Dhanapal

12.00 pm IST:
11.53 am IST: NDTV's Smitha TK reporting from the Tamil Nadu assembly says huge choas between media and police outside. No reporters allowed inside the assembly.
police outisde tamil nadu assembly

11.43 am IST: People's voice should be heard and then only the floor test should be done in the assembly, says O Panneerselvam.
o panneerselvam

11.41 am IST: DMK's MK Stalin demands voting to be postponed. Democracy will be fullfilled, only when secret ballot voting is done, says Stalin.

11.32 am IST: Speaker rejects demand for secret ballot.

11.25 am IST: MK Stalin in the House says legislators are treated like prisoners.

11.24 am IST: P Dhanapal, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker says "I assure that the MLAs will be given adequate security"

11.20 am IST:
11.18 am IST: E Palaniswami supporters raising slogans against DMK inside the Assembly.

11.09 am IST: Tamil Nadu legislative assembly begins special meeting, huge ruckus inside.

11.07 am IST: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palanisamy moves the motion for vote of confidence in the assembly.
edappadi palaniswami 650

11.00 am IST: Palaniswami visits Jayalalithaa's memorial along with AIADMK MLA's ahead of floor test

10.51 am IST: DMK President MK Stalin walked to the Tamil Nadu assembly in protest, alleging that his car was searched at the entrance.
mk stalin walking in

10.07 am IST: Congress MLAs reach Tamil Nadu assembly ahead of the floor test
congress mlas

10.00 am IST: DMK Working President MK Stalin reaches the state assembly to attend the special session.
mk stalin