Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Tamil Nadu, state CM, E Palaniswamy on February 20 took 5 major decisions since he won the trust vote last week. Commencing his duty as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Palaniswamy had ordered to shut down over 500 liquor shops in the state. Apart from this maternity assistance increased from Rs 12,000/- to RS.18,000.
The Tamil Nadu CM has also approved 50℅ subsidy for working women to buy two wheeler and have doubled the monthly assistance given to the unemployed youths in the state. Among the 5 decisions, the Tamil Nadu CM affirmed that 5000 Houses at a cost of 1lakh 70 thousand per house will be constructed for fishermen. While making the announcement, Palaniswamy asserted that he was only following late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa.
A day after ruckus in the Tamil Nadu Assembly unfolded, DMK on February 20 filed a petition in Madras High Court challenging the trust vote won E Palaniswami. The Madras High Court is expected to hear the urgent petition on February 21.
The opposition party has alleged that appropriate rules were no followed during the floor test. Meanwhile, O Panneerselvam who had said that he doubts the validity of the trust vote is also likely to move court against the confidence vote. Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao had the support of 122 MLAs who had voted for him and hence, there was no confusion regarding the same. The opposition party also reportedly wants a fresh voting.
O Panneerselvam, cried foul and refused to back down accusing the MLA’s of betraying late Jayalalithaa and asserted that Amma’s traitors have subverted the democracy. He also claimed that the trust vote is not legitimate nd will meet Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, if needed. CM Palanisamy won the vote of confidence after all 6 divisions of MLAs in Tamil Nadu Assembly vote in his favour.