DMK moves Madras HC challenging Palaniswami’s trust vote

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Chennai, Feb 20, 2017: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party on Monday approached Madras High Court to hear a petition against confidence motion brought by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy two days ago.

The court asked the DMK’s counsel to submit a petition which could be heard tomorrow.

The decision of DMK comes a day after party Working President M.K. Stalin urged the Tamil Nadu Governor to nullify the proceedings in the assembly on Saturday in which Chief Minister Edapaddi K. Palaniswami won the confidence vote.

Stalin, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the assembly, in his representation to Governor C. Vidayasagar Rao said the motion of confidence moved by CM Palaniswami was adopted in the absence of the entire opposition on Saturday.

Read More: Nullify TN assembly proceedings on Saturday: Stalin to Governor

Sources in DMK said as per the Constitution if the Speaker adjourns the Assembly during the floor, the chief minister cannot move a motion for another six months.

 Wefornews Bureau

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