M.K. Stalin, DMK MLAs detained while protesting at Marina Beach
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb.18 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin and other protesting MLAs have been detained on Saturday by police at Marina Beach.
The DMK party, headed by M.K. Stalin was holding a protest at Chennai's Marina Beach following the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Edappadi K. Palanisamy won vote of confidence in floor test.
Earlier, Stalin met Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao post the floor test result to apprise him of the situation.
Earlier the DMK workers staged protest at Raj Bhavan right after the counting of votes.
The protesters had alleged that the party MLAs were forcefully evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Amid the uproar in the Tami Nadu Assembly during Saturday's much-anticipated floor test, Palanisamy won the vote of confidence with 122 MLAs supporting him.
The floor test took place in Block Two of the Tamil Nadu assembly.
The Tamil Nadu assembly witnessed a huge ruckus earlier in the day during the floor test with DMK working president M.K. Stalin alleging that his shirt was torn off when the assembly police forcefully evicted his party MLAs and the Speaker tore of his shirt himself and blamed the MLAs of the DMK for it.
"We were told that assembly will reconvene at 3 p.m., but at 2 p.m. police came and tried to forcefully evict us. My shirt was also torn," Stalin said.
Palanisamy took oath as Tamil Nadu's 13th Chief Minister on Thursday. A total of 31 other All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs were also sworn in. (ANI)