DMK’s 80 suspended MLAs will return to the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday after being suspended by Speaker P Dhanpal on August 17 for unruly behaviour in the House. Ahead of their return, the ruling AIADMK has put up posters across Chennai poking fun at rival DMK’s 89 MLAs.
The poster shows DMK MLAs in the Assembly while comedian Vadivelu suggests that the people of Tamil Nadu must have voted by mistake for them.
Punning on the number 89 – a reference to the total number of DMK MLAs in the House, the poster refers to the opposition violating Assembly rules. It also refers to 1989 – the year the DMK was voted back to power but was dismissed two years later.
Put by an AIADMK party member, the poster has names of Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar and AIADMK's Madurai north MLA V V Rajan Chellappa. In 1991, the DMK party was suspended by Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar for allegedly supporting Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The posters also show Chief Minister a J Jayalalithaa laughing at the conversation.