Tamil Nadu State Assembly on Wednesday witnessed a ruckus over a statement made by an AIADMK legislator on opposition leader M.K. Stalin’s Namakku Naame road show.
All 89 DMK legislators were evicted from the assembly due to pandemonium over mocking remarks on the opposition leader.
Speaker P. Dhanapal later suspended all DMK legislators from the assembly for one week after Finance Minister and Leader of the House O. Panneerselvam moved a resolution seeking their suspension for creating disruptions to the proceedings.
Speaking to the media persons outside the House, Stalin said that the eviction followed by the suspension is part of conspiracy to prevent them from raising some relevant questions during debate for grants to the Home Department.
“Though we had boycotted the Assembly proceedings following disagreements with the Speaker on a few occasions, we had shortly thereafter returned to the House to participate in debates. We acted true to our conscience,” The Hindu quoted him as saying.
The ruckus stormed the house after AIADMK legislator Gunasekaran mocked at Stalin.
“A person who roamed Tamil Nadu in the name ofNammaku Naame (“we for ourselves”) was unable get a majority in Tamil Nadu.” The legislator reportedly said.
DMK members started sloganeering demanding removal of the remark from the assembly register, which ended up in evicting them en masse from the house .