Tamil Nadu floor test result : MK Stalin, the Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu, was arrested by the Chennai police, after he went on a hunger strike on Saturday, in protest of the confidence vote victory in the Tamil Nadu trust vote by chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami in the Tamil Nadu assembly.
Chaos After Tamil Nadu Floor Test Result
According to a report in the Times of India on the latest TN assembly news, the DMK working president gathered his party members and sat at the Gandhi statue on the Marina Beach. After being arrested, Stalin and other leaders like Duraimurugan and some 200 party workers were taken to Karpagambal Kalyana Mantapam on Kutcheri Salai in Mylapore. Cops said MK Stalin will be released soon.
There was violence in several parts of Tamil Nadu after DMK members were evicted from the assembly and the trust motion was passed to give a favourable Tamil Nadu floor test result for the new TN CM Edappadi Palaniswami.
Members of the opposition not only blocked the Chennai-Bangalore National Highway at several places, but even burnt the effigy of Speaker P Dhanapal in Tiruvannamalai. Violence broke out in several parts in Coimbatore as well following the result of the Tamil Nadu trust vote.
TN Assembly News – Edappadi Palaniswami Wins Tamil Nadu Trust Vote
As per the TN assembly news, Stalin alleged that the Speaker shed “crocodile tears”, in the assembly and further claimed that P Dhanapal had torn his own shirt.
“He deliberately tore his shirt. I told him that I regretted the incident (chaos) and would take responsibility for any wrong done knowingly or unknowingly by the DMK members,” MK Stalin added about chaos caused by the Tamil Nadu floor test result.
According to the latest TN Assembly news, the DMK leader further alleged that his party men had been beaten up by watch and ward staff and police personnel at the assembly.
“I already have internal injuries from an earlier incident. They beat us, and they tortured us,” MK Stalin claimed.
Before the hunger strike in relation to the Tamil Nadu trust vote, Stalin is said to have met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan. He was joined by DMK’s Rajya Sabha MPs Kanimozhi and Tiruchi Siva.
Former minister Pongalur Palanisami claimed that the behaviour of the AIADMK speaker was undemocratic. “The governor should disqualify the motion, and dissolve the present government. Had the demand for secret ballot voting been accepted, the result would have been otherwise,” he added even as the Edappadi Palaniswami camp was upbeat about the Tamil Nadu floor test result.