TN Power Tussle: DMK petition challenging trust vote adjourned to Monday

| Updated: Feb 22, 2017 17:13 IST

Chennai [India], Feb. 22 (ANI): The Madras High Court on Monday adjourned to Monday the DMK's plea seeking to declare null and void, the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly by Chief Minister EK Palanisamy. The court has also asked the petitioners to submit a video of the ruckus in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. Palanisamy had won the trust vote 122-11 in the 234-member Assembly, aided by the eviction of DMK and walkout by its allies last Saturday. DMK has 89 MLAs in the Assembly. The division vote was taken up after two adjournments following uproarious scenes as opposition MLAs insisted on a secret vote, which was rejected by Speaker P Dhanapal. Earlier, the DMK moved a no-confidence motion against the Assembly Speaker, with the party's working president and leader of opposition in the Assembly, MK Stalin accusing the Speaker of deliberately harping on his community to malign the party. (ANI)
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