Tamil Nadu Crisis LIVE updates: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami wins trust vote

Tamil Nadu crisis, Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Su Thirunavakkarasar, O Panneerselvam, Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu crisis for the leadership of the state will come to a close as  Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami will seek a vote of confidence in the Assembly on Saturday.

According to TNCC chief Su Thirunavakkarasar, Congress will vote against Edappadi K Palaniswami government.

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O Panneerselvam, who revolted against VK Sasikala, is yet to reveal its card to prove the majority. The Opposition DMK with 89 MLAs has already said that it will vote against Palaniswami in the trust vote.

Here are LIVE updates: 

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.


3.09 pm IST:
Watch Stalin led out of Tamil Nadu Assembly

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

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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.

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.

1:55 pm: Stalemate continues in TN Assembly; Speaker adjourns House till 3 PM

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1:23 pm: Speaker P Dhanapal orders eviction of all DMK MLAs from the Assembly

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

11.32 am IST: Voting begins in Tamil Nadu Assembly. 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”
11:24 am:  Palaniswami moves motion for the vote of confidence in Tamil Nadu assembly. DMK raises slogans in Tamil Nadu assembly supporting O Panneerselvam.

10:31 am: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami paid tribute to labour leader Singaravelar on 158th birth anniversary in Chennai.

10:12 am: Congress to vote against Edappadi K Palaniswami government: TNCC chief Su Thirunavakkarasar.

10:07 am: Congress MLAs reach Tamil Nadu assembly ahead of the Floor Test.

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10:06 am: I strongly appeal, atleast speaker should permit secret ballot. To some extent, MLAs will be free to exercise their franchise: BV Acharya

10:04 am: They’re not given opportunity,huddled together in a resort with other MLAs. Where is the chance of any free thinking, deliberation. Governor should have brought in President’s rule for at least 2-3 months so that normalcy prevails, and MLAs are free, not under threat: BV Acharya

10:00: am: 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.

9:56 pm: MK Stalin has reached state assembly to attend special session in Tamil Nadu.

9:46 am: Visuals from Tamil Nadu assembly’s entrance, floor test to take place today at the special session.

9:42 am: DMK working president MK Stalin leaves for assembly to attend special session.

9:15 am: The chief minister has reached the secretariat for the floor test. It is scheduled at 11 am.

8:37 am: Coimbatore North MLA Arun Kumar leaves Edapaddi Palaniswamy camp, decides to abstain from voting.

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