Tamil Nadu: Stalin booked over Marina protest, DMK announces hunger strike on February 22

Tamil Nadu police filed an FIR against leader of opposition Stalin and other DMK MLAs and MPs over a protest at the Marina beach against the alleged attack party lawmakers during the trust vote

Tamil Nadu:  Stalin booked over Marina protest, DMK announces hunger strike on February 22

A fay after DMK MLAs were forcibly evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly ahead of trust vote, the party has called for a hunger strike on February 22, terming the trust vote moved by chief minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami as “illegal.”

Earlier, Tamil Nadu police filed an FIR against leader of opposition Stalin and other DMK MLAs and MPs over a protest at the Marina beach against the alleged attack party lawmakers during the trust vote.


“Sans participation of the opposition in the state assembly, the trust vote moved by the chief minister was passed. It’s illegal. We’ve submitted a memorandum on the issue to the governor. He has promised to look into the matter,” Siva was quoted by the daily as saying.

On Saturday, ahead of the trust vote, the Speaker P Dhanapal ordered the Assembly police to evict DMK MLAs, saying “You (DMK MLAs) tore my shirt and insulted me, I am doing my work abiding law.”

Reports said Stalin was led out of the assembly with his shirt disheveled and undone, along with other MLAs.

“We were manhandled on the orders of the ruling party. I was pulled out of the assembly,” Mr Stalin was quoted by the NDTV as saying.

“If anything wrong happened, we regret it but we had to protest as the Speaker did not accept our demand for secret voting,” he added.

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