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DMK moves Madras HC to declare Palaniswami trust vote null

Chennai Tamil Nadu’s opposition party, the DMK, approached the Madras high court on Monday, demanding that chief minister EK Palaniswami’s trust vote in the state assembly be declared null and void.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2017 23:31 IST
Aditya Iyer
DMK, approached the Madras high court on Monday, demanding that chief minister EK Palaniswami’s trust vote in the state assembly be declared null and void.
DMK, approached the Madras high court on Monday, demanding that chief minister EK Palaniswami’s trust vote in the state assembly be declared null and void.(PTI File Photo)

Chennai Tamil Nadu’s opposition party, the DMK, approached the Madras high court on Monday, demanding that chief minister EK Palaniswami’s trust vote in the state assembly be declared null and void.

The case will be heard on Tuesday. DMK working president MK Stalin on Saturday maintained that the trust vote was illegitimate as it was conducted without the Opposition.

Palaniswami won the dramatic floor test two days ago, with the Speaker throwing out opposition DMK members for violence, including breaking of microphones and furniture.

Congress legislators walked out of the assembly moments before the trust vote in solidarity with the DMK.

An FIR was later lodged against Stalin, his party MLAs, MPs, and cadres for holding a protest at Marina beach, protesting an alleged attack on him and senior DMK legislators during the assembly proceedings.

The DMK had demanded a secret ballot during the trust vote sought by Palaniswami, and came out in support of O Panneerselvam during Saturday’s dramatic proceedings.