TN: Floor Test begins, live updates
Chennai: Trust Battle in TN Assembly begins with ruckus as speaker rejected secret voting. Opposition DMK joined OPS in ruckus between OPS and Palaniswamy battle. Assembly is divided into 6 blocks for voting.
Palaniswamy moves trust of motion as DMK members raise slogans against him. 230 MLAs were present in Assembly with half way mark 115 and majority to be 116.
Out of 6 blocks 1st block (38 MLAs) voted in favor of Palaniswamy. Voting for other 5 blocks is on the way. As per political analysts there will be no hurdle for Palaniswamy.
DMK Stalin demands secret voting along with OPS which was rejected by Speaker. Speaker gives assurance for protection of MLAs. No audio and video was allowed inside and proceedings are kept secret. Speaker rejects postponement of voting, demand raised by Stalin and OPS. Congress MLAs decided to back OPS while DMK MLAs try to stall floor test for the 3rd time.
High drama unfolds inside Assembly with DMK MLAs surrounding Speaker Dhanpal, climbing chairs and raising slogans while OPS group chanting for secret voting.
Floor test turned violent with unruly DMK MLAs break chairs, tables , Speaker leaves Assembly adjourning house up to 1 pm.Assembly resumed after an hour with DMK MLAs evicted by Speaker due to chaos,house is once again adjourned up to 3 pm, with House security failing to evict MLAs.