Report on assembly happenings submitted to TN Guv


Chennai: Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary A M P Jamaludeen today submitted a report to Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on the unsavoury incidents in the House during the vote of confidence sought by Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday.

The report was submitted at the Governor’s office, official sources said.

It was given a day after Rao sought a “factual report” from the Secretary on the entire proceedings from the time the House assembled at 11 am on February 18 and till it was adjourned sine die at 3.27 pm after adoption of the confidence motion.

Palaniswami had won the trust vote by a 122-11 margin after the eviction of DMK members and and walkout by its allies, amid stormy scenes during which mikes were uprooted, chairs toppled and sheets of papers torn and hurled around.

DMK Working President M K Stalin, rebel AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam, who had unsuccessfully pleaded for a secret voting on the confidence motion, yesterday appealed to the governor to ‘nullify’ the vote.

Following days of confusion over government formation after former Chief Minister Panneerselvam’s revolt against party chief V K Sasikala and her conviction in an assets case on February 14, Rao had last Thursday invited Palaniswami to form government and seek vote of confidence.