The harmony in TN Assembly at the beginning of the term was short-lived.

Chaos in TN Assembly DMK MLAs suspended and evicted Stalin forced out by marshals
news Politics Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 13:55

In what is a reminder of the acrimony between the Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu, Opposition Leader MK Stalin was forcibly carried out by marshals from the state Assembly.   

This came after all 89 MLAs belonging to the DMK, the main opposition in Tamil Nadu were suspended for a week by the Speaker of the Assembly, P Dhanpal after they created a ruckus in the House.

The DMK MLAs objected to a remark by an AIADMK MLA Gunasekaran, who made a snide remark about Stalin’s “Namakku Naame” campaign. He reportedly said, “A person who roamed Tamil Nadu in the name of 'we for ourselves' was unable to get a majority in Tamil Nadu.” DMK MLAs promptly asked to expunge these remarks from the register of the Assembly proceeding. 

TN Finance Minister O Panneerselvam moved a motion in the assembly to suspend the DMK MLAs.


 

Stalin told reporters outside the  Assembly that it  was a "pre-planned conspiracy" against the DMK. 

P Dhanapal, Speaker of the Tamil Nadu assembly earlier evicted the MLAs commenting that Stalin was no longer in control of his own MLAs. After Stalin said he was prepared to apologise, Dhanapal said his apology would indicate that he could not handle his own MLAs. 

Speaking to reporters, AIADMK MLA Karunas said,"DMK keeps talking about its own achievements and its "Namakku Naame" campaign and doesn't allow anything constructive to be debated in assembly. They also make fun of the Speaker's words frequently."

 

 

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