DMK's no confidence motion against Speaker defeated by voice vote

Chennai [Tamil Nadu], Mar 23 (ANI): The no confidence motion moved by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) against Speaker P. Dhanapal got defeated by voice vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly today.

A delegation led by DMK president M.K. Stalin yesterday met Tamil Nadu Legislative Secretary AMP Jamaludeen and submitted the letter for the no-confidence motion.

Stalin has been alleging that Dhanapal "acted with ulterior motive" during the trust vote sought by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami on the floor of the Tamil Nadu Assembly last Saturday.

However, Dhanpal in his defence asserted that he was mistreated because he belonged to the Scheduled Caste. (ANI)