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Madras HC refuses to entertain DMK petition

Trust vote in Tamil Nadu Assembly
18 Feb 2017
  • For first time in nearly 3 decades, Tamil Nadu assembly underwent a floor test on 18th Feb to decide fate of AIADMK faction led by Palaniswamy.
  • Palaniswamy, pro-Sasikala faction of AIADMK, won the floor test with 122 MLAs voting in his favour and 11 against.
  • However during the proceedings DMK MLAs including Opposition leader MK Stalin were evicted from the assembly leading to chaos.

  • Former CM and Opposition Leader lodge complaints
    What Transpired
  • Opposition Leader MK Stalin met Governor Rao and alleged there was "extraordinary police presence" inside assembly creating an atmosphere of terror.
  • Stalin complained DMK was forcefully evicted from the house and "trust vote was in contravention of state assembly rules."
  • Former CM OPS also met with Governor and accused the police in the assembly of high-handedness and urged Governor to declare proceedings "null-and-void".

  • DMK on hunger strike on Feb 22
    FACT
    DMK delegation submitted a petition to Governor Rao and MK Stalin strongly appealed to him to "nullify" vote of confidence proceedings. DMK has also announced a hunger strike on February 22 to protest the alleged "murder of democracy".

    Governor Rao seeks report on assembly incident
    Details
  • Post meeting with former CM Panneerselvam and opposition leader MK Stalin, Governor Rao has instructed TN assembly secretary to send him "a factual report" on trust vote proceedings.
  • Report will cover entire proceedings from start of assembly at 11 am on February 18 until it was adjourned sine die at 3:27 pm.
  • Governor has asked that the report should include documentary and videographic evidence.

  • TN Secretary submits report to Governor Rao
    21 Feb 2017
  • TN Assembly Secretary A Jamaludeen submitted a detailed report to Governor pertaining to chaos on February 18 in TN assembly during trust vote proceedings.
  • According to Raj Bhavan officials, upon receiving complaints from former CM Panneerselvam and Leader of Opposition MK Stalin, Governor Rao sought a "factual report" on the unsavoury incidences.
  • The report was sought yesterday and was submitted a short while earlier.

  • Madras HC refuses to entertain DMK petition
    22 Feb 2017
  • The Madras High Court has refused to pass an interim order on a petition filed by the opposition DMK, seeking to annul the results of the trust-vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly.
  • The matter has been posted for hearing on Monday.
  • Meanwhile, DMK leader Stalin, has gone on a hunger strike, demanding justice for his MPs who were 'manhandled' during the floor-test.



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