1. Tamil Nadu Politics: DMK to hold hunger strike on February 22

Tamil Nadu Politics: DMK to hold hunger strike on February 22

The main Opposition party in the state has decided to go on hunger strike on February 22. The strike will be held in all district offices of the state.

By: | Chennai | Published: February 19, 2017 1:12 PM
The strike will be held in all district offices of the state. (ANI) The strike will be held in all district offices of the state. (ANI)

A day after AIADMK won majority in the Tamil Nadu State Assembly, after some unruly scenes were witnessed in the House yesterday and all DMK members suspended by the speaker, the main Opposition party has decided to go on hunger strike on February 22. The strike will be held in all district offices of the state.

A case has also been lodged againt party working president MK stalinn along with some other leaders of the party. Stalin has decided to go on a hunger strike as a sign of protest against the E Palaniswamy secret ballot.

On Saturday, the Tamil Nadu MLAs met for the vote of trust of the newly appointed TN Chief Minister E Palaniswamy, he was expected to get a clear mandate as the AIADMK leader claimed the support of 124 MLAs which was more than what he needed to form the party. The only possible hurdle in his way could have been if the Speaker had accepted other political parties’ demand of secret ballot but he refused to.

However, Assembly speaker P Dhanapal gave a chance to MK Stalin, O Panneerselvam and R Natarajan in order to put his views forward, but things did not go as predicted and the DMK MLAs insulted the house by breaking chairs and tearing papers.

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The DMK leaders interrupted the speaker and ‘hijacked’ his chair. In fact, DMK MLA Ku Ka Selvam sat on Speaker’s chair which was disrespectful. It forced the Speaker P Dhanapal to expel all the DMK members from the house and he ordered the police to move them out of the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

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    Raman Suren
    Feb 20, 2017 at 3:17 am
    Good DMK picked Ekadashi day for fasting, atleast some good will happen to the observers.
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