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DMK to vote against Palaniswami; Cong seeks high command's advice

Chennai, Feb 17, 2017, PTI 20:48 IST
DMK working president M K Stalin. PTI file photo
DMK Working President M K Stalin today announced the party MLAs would tomorrow vote against the Palaniswami government even as Tamil Nadu Congress said they would take decision based on the "advice" of the high command.

"To express our opposition to the AIADMK government, we will vote against the Palaniswami government in the motion of confidence that will be taken up tomorrow," Stalin said.

He blamed the ruling AIADMK for its "failure" on several fronts, including the "deteriorating law and order situation."

TN Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar said the party would decide its stand on voting based on the advice of the Congress high command.

Answering a question, he said he expected the feedback of the top leadership "soon," before legislators assemble at the party state headquarters Satyamurthi Bhavan tomorrow morning.

He denied reports in a section of the media and social media that eight Congress MLAs would vote against the government.

Earlier, he chaired a meeting of party legislators, led by Congress Legislature Party leader K R Ramasamy and senior functionaries at the Satyamurthi Bhavan.

He said party chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi would be apprised of the views of the state leadership.

On the demand for secret ballot tomorrow, Stalin told reporters, "We are ready to welcome it."
Thirunavukkarasar told journalists that a decision on secret ballot should be taken in tune with Parliamentary and Legislative practises, precedents and tradition.

While DMK has a strength of 89, Congress has eight, IUML one in the Assembly and one seat is vacant.

The House has a total strength of 234 members, including that of Speaker. AIADMK has a total of 134 legislators, including the O Panneerselvam camp followers.

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