Mis­trust for Trust Vote

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While con­demn­ing the vi­o­lence by leg­isla­tive mem­bers from op­po­si­tion DMK on the day of vote of con­fi­dence in the state as­sem­bly, we should not be obliv­i­ous to the lack of sin­cere ef­fort from the speaker to ad­dress op­po­si­tion’s ap­pre­hen­sion about the gen­uine­ness of the out­come of vote of con­fi­dence through di­vi­sion of vot­ing. The po­lit­i­cal le­git­i­macy that E K Palaniswami had man­aged to achieve by win­ning the trust vote suf­fers from lack of cred­i­bil­ity among the ma­jor­ity in the state. The new CM has to hit the ground run­ning.

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