DMK to hold protest at Marina beach against floor test result

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb.18 (ANI):The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party headed by its working President M.K. Stalin is likely to hold a protest on Saturday at Chennai's Marina Beach following the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Edappadi K. Palanisamy who won vote of confidence in floor test. Meanwhile, Stalin met Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao post the floor test result to apprise him of the situation. Earlier the DMK workers staged protest at Raj Bhavan right after the counting of votes. The protesters had alleged that the party MLAs were forcefully evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly. Amid the uproar in the Tami Nadu Assembly during Saturday's much-anticipated floor test, Palanisamy won the vote of confidence with 122 MLAs supporting him. The floor test took place in Block Two of the Tamil Nadu assembly. DMK working president M.K. Stalin also alleged that his shirt was torn off when the assembly police forcefully evicted his party MLAs and the Speaker tore of his shirt himself and blamed the MLAs of the DMK for it. "We were told that assembly will reconvene at 3 p.m., but at 2 p.m. police came and tried to forcefully evict us. My shirt was also torn," Stalin said. The assembly was adjourned twice on Saturday, once at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. Papers were torn and chairs thrown during the ruckus in the house. Palanisamy took oath as Tamil Nadu's 13th Chief Minister on Thursday. A total of 31 other All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs were also sworn in. (ANI)