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TN assembly set to witness first trust vote in nearly 30 years, speaker’s decision on type of voting to matter

  • TN assembly set to witness first trust vote in nearly 30 years, speaker’s decision on type of voting to matter

    Summary: CHENNAI: After nearly 30 years, the Tamil Nadu assembly will face a trust vote on Saturday to decide the fate of the Edappadi K Palaniswami government.The group led by Palaniswami is confident of winning the trust vote as it claims to have 124 MLAs on its side. The Congress, which has eight MLAs, has left its decision on voting to the high command. "Secret ballot may make the difference between Palaniswami and Panneerselvam. The rebel group has demanded secret ballot as it feels some party MLAs in Koovathur resort are likely switch loyalty," said a senior rebel group leader.The magic figure that would decide Palaniswami's fate is 117. A total of 101 MLAs, including those of the DMK and the IUML and 11 from the OPS group, have decided to vote against the confidence motion.

    CHENNAI: After nearly 30 years, the Tamil Nadu assembly will face a trust vote on Saturday to decide the fate of the Edappadi K Palaniswami government.The group led by Palaniswami is confident of winning the trust vote as it claims to have 124 MLAs on its side. If this is true, the government may scrape through the trust vote as the combined vote of the opposition and AIADMK rebels led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam may not be able to cobble up the party general secretary VK Sasikala faction.All eyes are on Speaker P Dhanapal on the type of voting he prefers. "Secret ballot may make the difference between Palaniswami and Panneerselvam.

    The rebel group has demanded secret ballot as it feels some party MLAs in Koovathur resort are likely switch loyalty," said a senior rebel group leader.The magic figure that would decide Palaniswami's fate is 117. A senior functionary of the Sasikala faction of AIADMK said, "Chinnamma, before her incarceration, and later on her relatives TTV Dinakaran and Palaniswami, who have been readmitted in the party, have done everything required to keep the flock together. Palaniswami's victory is a foregone conclusion."However, the opposition has ganged up against the Sasikala faction.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/tn-assembly-set-to-witness-first-trust-vote-in-nearly-30-years-speakers-decision-on-type-of-voting-to-matter/articleshow/57210160.cms


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