The suspension of 80 DMK MLAs has been igniting fire in the House. While the suspended MLAs staged a protest, they might soon take the issue to the Judiciary.
The 80 DMK MLAs were suspended by Tamil Nadu assembly speakerr P Dhanapal on Wednesday. The point of argument between the MLAs and the speaker was Tirupur AIADMK MLA Gunasekaran’s remark aimed at leader of opposition M K Stalin.
The debate was going on demands for grants for the Housing and IT departments. However when the speaker tried cooling things off with the DMK MLAs, things turned ugly soon with the former requesting the marshals to evict them.
M K Stalin, on whom the remark was aimed at was not present in the house and has requested for live broadcasting of the Assembly to identify the trouble makers.
Soon after, the MLAs were ordered to be suspended for a week because of their hooting and unruly behaviour. Leader of the house and finance minister O Panneerselvam moved the resolution in the House for the same.
This has evoked a strong reaction from the suspended MLAs as well as their colleagues who were not present on the day in question. 7 out of the 9 non-suspended legislators have also staged a walk out in aide to show support for their party people.
Speaker P. Dhanapal however has refused to revoke the suspension. The DMK’s bulk of suspended MLAs might soon move to Court against the orders.