Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami wins trust vote: As it happened

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state Assembly. Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won by 122 voice votes.

By Sanjeeb Baruah | Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 20:39

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has won the vote of confidence with the support of 122 MLAs. 

The development came minutes after DMK Working President MK Stalin told media that his party members were thrashed, threatened and forcefully evicted from the House. 

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.

The end came tamely after DMK`s 88 members, who were present were ordered to be evicted by Speaker P. Dhanapal after they indulged in ruckus.

Here are the live updates from the ongoing political crisis in the state:

18 February 2017, 18:42 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

18 February 2017, 18:40 PM

Request Tamil Nadu Governor to restore democratic values and order Assembly postponement for conducting secret voting on Confidence Motion: MK Stalin in letter

18 February 2017, 18:31 PM

Also Read: Protesting DMK MLAs taken into custody

18 February 2017, 17:47 PM

18 February 2017, 17:37 PM

18 February 2017, 17:07 PM

Chennai police detain MK Stalin along with other DMK MLAs during a protest against floor test at Marina Beach: Reports

18 February 2017, 17:05 PM

Everybody saw how rival faction worked against Amma's govt; This day brought forward real Amma supporters: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami (ANI).

18 February 2017, 16:26 PM

CM Palaniswami pays tribute at Jayalalithaa memorial after winning floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly

18 February 2017, 16:16 PM

18 February 2017, 16:15 PM

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami breaks down after he reaches Jayalalithaa's memorial.

18 February 2017, 16:14 PM

DMK Working President MK Stalin will hold a protest at Chennai's Marina Beach 

18 February 2017, 16:10 PM

Chennai: DMK Working President MK Stalin met Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao after floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly

18 February 2017, 16:10 PM

We condemn the thrashing of MLAs; This is murder of democracy and can't be accepted in any form: DMK MP Tiruchi Siva

18 February 2017, 16:10 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

18 February 2017, 16:09 PM

DMK MLAs for three hrs kept on repeating their request to save democracy, now in absence of all of us, vote was passed; we doubt validity. Family thrown out frm party by Amma again come into picture wth VK Sasikala's intervention. It won't last, Amma's rule will be establshed: O Panneerselvam

 

18 February 2017, 16:08 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

18 February 2017, 16:07 PM

We had kept two demands before speaker, one was to send MLAs to their constituencies, but Speaker didn't agree to them: O Panneerselvam

18 February 2017, 16:07 PM

We have time to prove this, at the end only dharma will win. If need be will meet the Governor: O Panneerselvam on floor test

18 February 2017, 16:06 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

18 February 2017, 16:05 PM

18 February 2017, 16:05 PM

Chennai: Visuals from outside Raj Bhavan where DMK workers are protesting alleging that party MLAs were forcefully evicted from Tamil Nadu Assembly

18 February 2017, 16:05 PM

Floor test: 122 MLAs in the assembly voted in favour of CM Palanisamy

18 February 2017, 16:04 PM

After all six divisions of MLAs in Tamil Nadu Assembly vote in favour, CM Palanisamy wins vote of confidence

18 February 2017, 16:04 PM

Floor test starts in block 2 of Tamil Nadu assembly

18 February 2017, 16:02 PM

CM Palanisamy's vote of confidence: Voting begins in Tamil Nadu assembly

18 February 2017, 16:02 PM

Earlier visuals: Scuffle between DMK MLAs and Marshals inside TN Assembly

18 February 2017, 16:02 PM

Congress stages walk out from Tamil Nadu Assembly

18 February 2017, 16:01 PM

Even though I was manhandled and shirt was torn, I reconvened house. The house will function only acc to rules: Tamil Nadu Speaker

18 February 2017, 16:01 PM

We are going to meet the Governor to apprise him of the situation here: MK Stalin

18 February 2017, 16:00 PM

We were told that assembly will reconvene at 3:00 pm, but at 2:00 pm police came and tried to forcefully evict us. My shirt was also torn: MK Stalin

18 February 2017, 16:00 PM

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

18 February 2017, 15:26 PM

After all six divisions of MLAs in Tamil Nadu Assembly vote in favour, CM Palanisamy wins vote of confidence.

122 MLAs in the assembly voted in favour of CM Palanisamy #floortest

18 February 2017, 15:14 PM

Congress stages walk out from Tamil Nadu Assembly.

18 February 2017, 15:12 PM

CM Palanisamy's vote of confidence: Voting begins in Tamil Nadu Assembly.

18 February 2017, 15:08 PM

DMK working president MK Stalin alleges that his shirt was torn off when Assembly police forcefully evicted his party MLAs.

Stalin says he has decided to take up the matter with Tamil Nadu Governor. 

18 February 2017, 13:41 PM

DMK MLAs break Speaker P. Dhanapal's microphone for second time

18 February 2017, 13:37 PM

Tamil Nadu Assembly adjourned second time after DMK MLAs refuse to leave the house

18 February 2017, 13:34 PM

Tamil Nadu assembly adjourned till 3:00 pm again

18 February 2017, 13:34 PM

Congress MLAs also gherao Tamil Nadu speaker P Dhanapal

18 February 2017, 13:34 PM

All DMK MLAs who created ruckus evicted from the Assembly house. They are protesting outside the state secretariat

18 February 2017, 13:33 PM

Earlier visuals of broken tables and torn pieces of paper near Speaker's chair

18 February 2017, 13:33 PM

DMK MLAs to sit on dharna inside Tamil Nadu assembly premises

18 February 2017, 13:32 PM

Earlier visuals: DMK MLAs protest in assembly demanding secret ballot, tear and throw paper

18 February 2017, 13:32 PM

Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker P Dhanapal orders assembly police to evict DMK MLAs

18 February 2017, 13:32 PM

DMK MLAs scuffle with Tamil Nadu Assembly speaker, protesting DMK MLA Ku Ka Selvam sat on speaker chair 

18 February 2017, 13:31 PM

Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal expresses regret over what happened in the house. 

You (DMK MLAs) tore my shirt and insulted me, I am doing my work abiding law: Speaker

18 February 2017, 13:20 PM

DMK MLAs expelled from assembly ahead of Trust vote. 

Speaker's action against DMK MLAs puts CM Palaniswami at advantage, thus making it easy for him to win vote now 

 

18 February 2017, 13:13 PM

DMK protest in Tamil Nadu assembly earlier today, MLAs snatch Speaker's mic and throw paper

18 February 2017, 13:08 PM

Floor Test: Tamil Nadu assembly proceedings begin again 

18 February 2017, 13:07 PM

K Pandiarajan of OPS faction accuses Palaniswami camp of threatening him, says "They threatened me, said they will throw acid on me"

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