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Pandemonium in Tamil Nadu assembly

Tamil Nadu assembly erupted into a volcano as the opposition DMK made mockery of the floor test and flexed its muscle to show their might in a fight for secret ballot and made mess of the situation. DMK working president MK Stalin instead of setting an example for a peaceful proceeding showed immaturity by troubling the speaker conducting the floor test, occupying his chair and made a scene in front of TV cameras. Once he was evicted from the assembly he pretended to be attacked by the guards in a show off by removing his shirt and court arrest when he sat on a protest at the Marina Beach sands. The beach is slowly and steadily become a place centered for political battles and to pave way for that the memorials of MGR and Jayalalithaa placed in that place. Despite pandemonium sets in the assembly Edapalli K. Palaniswami wins floor test amid chaos and confusion. As expected O. Panneerselvam was a thorn in the bush and should not cause any headway in head count. On the other hand, DMK leaders did make a move for secret voting and made acting CM as a sitting duck in a heated assembly atmosphere. The first real test is over but how long this government can sustain the onslaught of its own faction and DMK fighting in a vehement way.

Nickhil Mani

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