Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state assembly.

Also Read: Palaniswami has numbers, Panneerselvam ‘hopes’ cross voting

Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won with 122 votes for the motion, while 11 votes were cast against the confidence vote by the rival AIADMK camp led by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Also Read: DMK will vote against Palaniswami

Sasikala proxy, Palaniswami, took oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minster on Thursday evening.

Confident of having enough MLA support, and to ensure that no legislature crosses over to the opposition camp, Palaniswami decided to go for the confidence test on Saturday.

Also Read: Panneerselvam urges family members to advise MLAs for voting properly

The AIADMK led by General Secretary Sasikala had the support of 123 legislators, including the Speaker, while the breakaway group led by Panneerselvam has 11 legislators.

Here are the LIVE updates: 

6. 15 pmRequest TN Guv to restore democratic values and order Assembly postponement for conducting secret voting on Confidence Motion: MK Stalin in letter

6. 10 pm | Speaker’s agenda is to announce CM’s success in getting confidence vote in DMK’s absence; it’s unconstitutional: MK Stalin in letter to TN Governor

5. 40 pm | Earlier visuals of DMK’s protest at Chennai’s Marina Beach. DMK Working President MK Stalin & other party leaders still in Police detention

5. 20 pm | DMK’s MK Stalin detained at Chennai’s Marina Beach

4. 16 pm | CM Palaniswami pays tribute at Jayalalithaa Memorial after winning the floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly

4. 12 pm | DMK Working President MK Stalin to hold a protest at Chennai’s Marina Beach 

4. 10 pm | Chennai: DMK Working President MK Stalin met Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao after #floortest in Tamil Nadu Assembly

4. 04 pm | After adjournment made by Speaker, how did vote take place? All MLAs were scared to cast votes in favour of trust vote: TKS Elangovan, DMK

3. 55 pm | Family thrown out from party by Amma again come into picture with VK Sasikala’s intervention; it won’t last, Amma’s rule will b establshed: OPS

3. 50 pm | There were constant threats; abusive language was used. Things would’ve been different if secret ballot was done: Pandiarajan (OPS camp) on floor test

3. 49 pm | We had kept 2 demands before speaker, one was to send MLAs to their constituencies, but Speaker didn’t agree to them: O Panneerselvam

3. 47 pm | We have time to prove this, at the end only dharma will win. If need be, will meet the Governor: OPanneerselvam on floor test

3. 45 pm | Once we go back to our constituencies will get to know the truth, the voters have been betrayed by MLAs: O Panneerselvam on floor test

3. 30 pm | After all 6 divisions of MLAs in Tamil Nadu Assembly vote in favour, CM Palanisamy wins vote of confidence

3.24 pm | Floor test has started in block 2 of Tamil Nadu assembly

3.22 pm | CM Palanisamy’s vote of confidence: Voting begins in Tamil Nadu assembly

3. 20 pm | Scuffle between DMK MLAs and Marshals inside TN Assembly floor test

3. 18 pm | Congress stages walk out from Tamil Nadu Assembly floor test

3.15 pm | Even though I was manhandled and shirt was torn, I reconvened house. The house will function only acc to rules: P Dhanapal, TN Speaker

3.10 pm | DMK working President MK Stalin alleges that his shirt was torn off when assembly police forcefully evicted his party MLAs.

3.00 pm | Speaker tore of his shirt himself and blamed MLAs of DMK. We reiterate our demand for a secret ballot: MK Stalin 

01: 36 pm | Visuals of broken tables and torn pieces of paper near Tamil Nadu Speaker’s chair.

01 : 34 pm | Tamil Nadu Assembly adjourned till 3 PM after DMK MLAs go on rampage inside the House.

01: 28 pm | DMK MLAs to sit on dharna inside Tamil Nadu assembly premises.

01: 27 pm | You (DMK MLAs) tore my shirt & insulted me, I am doing my work abiding law: Speaker P Dhanapal

01: 19 pm | DMK MLAs evicted from Tamil Nadu Assembly. Speaker P Dhanapal orders assembly police to evict DMK MLAs.

01: 13 PM | Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker Dhanapal insists on voting to continue, says was ‘harassed’ inside House

01: 10 pm | WATCH: DMK MLAs create ruckus in the House; tear paper, throw Speaker’s microphones.

 

01: 05 pm | Tamil Nadu Assembly proceedings begin again.

12: 55 pm | Its unfortunate that such incidents took place in Tamil Nadu Assembly: Kapil Sibal

 

12: 52 pm | An injured official being taken to hospital following massive ruckus in the assembly.

 

12: 50 pm | Trust vote halted after ruckus in Tamil Nadu Assembly. An ambulance has been brought in.

12: 18 pm | Ku Ka Selvam DMK MLA sat on Speaker Dhanapal’s chair during the protest: Reports ANI

 

12: 15 pm | Tamil Nadu Assembly adjourned till 1PM.

12: 14 pm | Huge uproar in the House, Police move towards Assembly premises. DMK and other parties demanding are demending secret ballot.

 

12: 12 pm | DMK protest in assembly. Table in front of Speaker’s chair broken.

 

12: 08 pm | DMK MLA Poongothai Aladi Aruna climbs on bench and raises slogans demanding secret ballot.

12: 06 pm |  Uproar again in the House, DMK MLAs tear paper, throw chairs demanding secret ballot

12: 05 pm | MLAs should be given time to meet people and know their views: R Natarajan  AIADMK

12: 02 pm |’How to vote’ is my decision, Speaker P Dhanapal tells opposition demanding secret ballot

11: 57 am | Total Media Blackout. Audio speaker kept in Tamil Nadu assembly press room (allocated for accredited reporters and cameraman) has been disconnected. 

 

11: 55 am | Panneerselvam and Congress ask for secret ballot.

11: 50 am | MLAs should be given time to hear the views of their constituency people, till then time should be given: O Panneerselvam

11: 42 am | Total number of MLAs present in the House are 230. Palaniswami needs 116 votes to win the trust vote.

11: 32 am | Democracy will be fullfilled, only when secret ballot voting is done. Confidence voting should be done on another day. Why the hurry when the Governor has given 15 days time?: MK Stalin, DMK

11: 30 am | Voting begins

11: 29 am | All doors shut in Tamil Nadu assembly premises. I assure that the MLAs will be given adequate security: P Dhanapal, Assembly Speaker

11: 22 am | Arguments break out between media persons and Police after Police denies media entry into TN assembly premises.

 

11: 21 am | AIADMK Presidium Chairman Madhusudanan(OPS camp) appointed S Semmalai as chief whip in assembly.

11: 19 am | MLAs are being brought to the Secretariat like prisoners: MK Stalin

11: 15 am | Ruckus inside House in support of  Panneerselvam

11: 12 am | Palaniswami moves confidence motion.

10: 45 am | DMK Working President MK Stalin walked to the Tamil Nadu assembly in protest alleging his car was searched at the entrance.

 

10: 43 am | Before the trust vote begin, Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami paid tribute to labour leader Singaravelar on 158th birth anniversary.

10: 41 am | Congress to vote against the confidence motion in Tamil Nadu assembly’s special session.

 

10: 39 am | I strongly appeal, at least speaker should permit secret ballot. To some extent, MLAs will be free to exercise their franchise: BV Acharya

10: 35 am | They’re not given opportunity,huddled together in a resort with other MLAs.Where is the chance of any free thinking,deliberation? 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

 

10: 22 am | Heavy security deployed outside Tamil Nadu Assembly. The floor test will take place today at the special session.

 

10: 19 am | MK Stalin, late on Friday evening, said that DMK will vote against Palaniswami and his party men in the assembly. Talking to media Stalin said, “People from all walks of life have been badly affected due to the political crisis in Tamil Nadu. If he (TN CM Palaniswami) seeks vote of confidence tomorrow, we will oppose him in the assembly. Our 89 MLAs will vote against him”.

10: 17 am | DMK Working President MK Stalin leaves for assembly to attend special session of floor test.

10: 14 am | AIADMIK MLAs have been staying in the resort for over a week ow, to check if anyone moves towards the Panneerselvam camp.

10: 12 am | AIADMIK MLAs leave Golden Bay resort in Kuvathur, will head directly to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in Chennai.

First Published | 18 February 2017 10:26 AM
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