The Tamil Nadu assembly session on Wednesday was interrupted when DMK leader M K Stalin raised the issue of cash for vote MLA sting. The speaker, however, denied a discussion on the matter saying that the case was still sub-judice and hence could not be discussed in the house. Meanwhile, DMK leaders protested against the speaker’s decision to not allow a discussion in the house and raised placards, following which the speaker threatened to take action against the DMK. According to the latest reports by Times Now, DMK president M K Stalin has been evicted from the Tamil Nadu assembly after the protests.
Earlier, the New Indian Express had reported that some of the major issues that could come out for discussion in the current session included the recent cut in the guideline value and a hike in the cost of registration of land, NEET for medical, drought and farm loan waivers. The report had also spoken about the alleged bribing of legislators before the vote of confidence motion in the assembly on February 18.
Earlier it was reported that DMK MLAs had met on Tuesday, a day ahead of the original schedule for discussions about their floor strategies, where Stalin had informed his legislators about the major issues that the party will raise during the assembly session. Former minister K Ponmudi spoke to the NIE after the meeting and said that the party was going to raise the major issues faced by the people, especially the farmers’ issue, drought and water shortage in the state.