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TN CM to seek trust vote on Feb 18

Chennai, Feb 17 (PTI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will seek a vote of confidence on February 18. Speaker P Dhanapal has convened the session of the Tamil Nadu assembly at 11 am on Saturday for the trust vote, Assembly Secretary A M P Jamaludeen said in a statement.

"On that day, the vote of confidence will be taken up," he said. Palaniswami, a V K Sasikala loyalist, was today sworn-in as the Chief Minister, ending the 10-day political uncertainty in the state which began with caretaker CM O Panneerselvam's revolt against the AIADMK general secretary.

While inviting him to form the government earlier in the day, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had asked Palaniswami, the AIADMK Legislature Party Leader, to form his ministry at the earliest and seek a vote of confidence in the assembly within 15 days. Last night, Palaniswami had submitted to the governor a list of 124 MLAs supporting him. Tamil Nadu has a 234-member legislative assembly.


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Frazer Town,Bangaluru

    Sat, Feb 18 2017

    They kept the MLAs in captive as house arrest and nothing can be guessed their reaction on release to participate in floor test

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Fri, Feb 17 2017

    After the trust vote dissident camp of AIADMK will form BJP 'B' team with some new political outfit just like KJP in Karnataka. Before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls money will make them switch over to BJP leading them to contest on its symbol.

    As long as 'Amma' existence BJP can't make inroads in Tamil Nadu politics. So 'Amma' exit will make in roads for BJP.

    Powerful southern leader 'Amma' death is deep conspiracy. Her diagnosis need to be made public.

    Jai Hind

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Suratkal/M'lore/Bahrain

    Fri, Feb 17 2017

    Criminals can not and should not be allowed to lead the people of India..

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