The newly appointed Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami faces floor Test at 11 am on Saturday, February 18, 2017. He claims to have the support of 124 members. All eyes are now on Tamil Nadu ahead of crucial Assembly floor test today. Meanwhile, Panneerselvam reaches out to AIADMK MLAs to appeal them not to vote in favor of the motion.

Live updates:

  • Votes - Yes-122, No-11
  • TN CM Palanisami wins trust vote [video]
  • DMK MLA's sit for protest outside the assembly house.
  • DMK: Won't let house function
  • Trust vote delayed again
  • Assembly again adjourned till 3:00 p.m.
  • Again DMK breaks speakers mike
  • House adjourned until 1:00 p.m.
  • “You tore my shirt and insulted me,” Speaker Dhanapal tells DMK members.
  • DMK MLA Ku Ka Selvam sits on the Speaker's chair in protest.
  • DMK MLA's break chair, mike, and secretary table
  • MK Stalin demands a secret ballot which the speaker refused.
  • MLA's have started arriving at the Tamilnadu Assembly.

Stay tuned for the live proceedings at 11:00 am India time.

The DMK is also wooing him. The majority claimed by Palaniswami is very thin, and with a possibility of horse trading, the situation is fluid and dynamic.As the day began, the Palainiswami camp received multiple jolts with the former police chief and MLA R.

Nataraj switching and joining the former Chief Minister’s camp. The legislator from Mylapore said that he heeded to the views of the voters if his constituency He was not one if the 120 MLAs lodged in the high-security luxury resort outside Chennai.

Late in the evening Paneerselvem made an emotive appeal to the MLA’s to vote against the trust vote and uphold Amma’s ideals.

As of now, Palaniswami has claimed that he had 121 members in his side. So even if six members cross vote, the trust motion will fall.

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The former chief minister who has more than 11 lawmakers on his side seemed confident that the Sasikala camp would not be able to prove majority on his side. The opposition has 98 MLA’s with the DMK, Congress, and IUML deciding to vote against the motion.

The house has 234 members who have come down to 231 with the former CM, J Jayalalitha seat vacant and DMK chief M Karunanidhi cannot be present because he is ailing. The speaker cannot vote unless there is a tie.

The Governor had given the CM 15 days to prove he has the majority. However, the CM decided to take the floor test immediately.

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The CM knows too well that he has to keep his flock together and therefore canceled his scheduled visit to Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara prison and rushed to the resort to pacify his members.