news Friday, December 12, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 5, 2014 | 05.05 pm IST The second day of the Tamil Nadu Assembly saw chaotic scenes as DMK members were evicted after they gathered in front of the Speaker in protest against statements made. Trouble arose when Leader of the House and Electricity Minister Natham R Vishwanathan labelled the previous DMK government as a ‘minority DMK government’, reported PTI. He made the statement while replying to a special call attention motion by opposition parties on power purchased by private companies at high rates, said the report. Saying that the purchase of power agreement was signed during the DMK period, he said that the DMK chief M Karunanidhi had been a five time Chief Minister “without knowing what was happening in his government”. When the DMK members protesting demanding a chance to speak, they gathered in front of the Speaker. Following this, the speaker Dhanapal ordered the eviction of the DMK members from the assembly. Regarding the power issue, Viswanathan said that 70 per cent of the state's requirement was handled through state and central power production units. The remaining balance was purchased from private companies only after permission from the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission, he said according to the report. 
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