The speaker of Tamilnadu Assembly acted differently -Agree or DisagreeMembers,
This is to discuss the recent political development.
AIADMK party head(JJ) who held the CM post died. A minister(OPS) who held the CM post earlier when the Head(JJ) went to Jail, was made the CM. The party selected a person (VKS) who was a close friend to the former CM as the Party General Secretary. The new party GS(VKS) made the CM(OPS) to resign. OPS Obliged. Later VKS was announced as the CM of Tamilnadu. The new party GS(VKS) removed Mr OPS from his party treasurer post. OPS stunned and opened up his eyes and realised that he has done a mistake of resigning his CM post. He went to the governor and pleaded to withdraw his resignation. VKS too submitted her letter to form the government with the support of AIADMK MLAs numbering over 118 which is required to prove her stand. All the MLAs were kept locked in a resort at Koovathur near Kanchipuram. The TN governor waited for the Supreme Court verdict on VKS's DA case. The Supreme Court convicted VKS and imprisoned her for four years, and she was sent to Bangalore Jail. Before going to jail, VKS appointed her proxy Mr. EPS as CM. And she expelled OPS and his group from the party.
It was a tussle between OPS and EPS. Both OPS and EPS met the governor and submitted their letter to form the government. Since EPS had the majority number of supporting MLAs, he invited Mr. EPS for form the government and prove his majority on the floor within 15 days.
The speaker of the TN assembly fixed a day for the floor test. Until then the MLAs were under the custody at Koovathur holiday resort. On the appointed day, all the MLAs were brought to the Assembly hall. Both the ruling and opposition MLAs were present in the Assembly.
After the confidence motion was moved by the CM Mr. EPS, the opposition leader Mr. Stalin requested the Speaker to set the MLAs free to reach their respective constituencies, and to conduct the floor test after a week. And also requested for a secret voting as the MLAs were confined in a resort under compulsion. Mr OPS was not allowed speak.
The Speaker rejected the request. The opposition MLAs sat on a dharna. The Speaker expelled them from the Assembly hall, and conducted the floor test with a head count. The Speaker declared Mr EPS as the CM for having won the floor test by 122 seats against the requirement of 118.
The opposition leaders and their supporters went on a dharna at Marina beach, and were arrested by the police.
The discussion should be:
1.Whether the Opposition MLAs were right in demanding the floor test after a week and the secret voting.
2. Whether the Speaker was right to deny the demands of the opposition leaders.
3. Was it right for the MLAs to protest against the speaker in the Assembly.
4. Was it right for the Speaker to expel the opposition members?
5. Was it right for the Speaker to conduct the floor test in the absence of opposition parties?
6. Is the selection of CM is valid or invalid?
7. What should be the decision by the governor?
@ You should start with your answer 'AGREE or DISAGREE, and Your Answers should be in the order of questions 1 to 7 with due justification.