Chennai: All 89 legislators of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu who attended the Legislative Assembly session on Wednesday were suspended and evicted en masse from the House. Finance Minister O Panneerselvam sought the suspension of all the DMK MLAs alleging that they were disrupting the proceedings of the House following which, speaker of the House Dhanapal suspended the 88 MLAs for a week.
The chaos had been triggered when one AIADMK member had allegedly issued a mocking remark about MK Stalin’s Nammaku Naame road show.
“Though we have boycotted the Assembly proceedings following disagreements with the Speaker on a few occasions, we had shortly thereafter returned to the House to participate in the debates. We acted true to our conscience,” said the DMK leader after the suspension.
Stalin also alleged that the suspension of the MLAs was a planned action by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to quell their voices.