Puducherry: The DMK and AIADMK on Saturday staged a walkout during the Zero Hour in Puducherry Assembly after the Speaker refused them permission to raise the issue of three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The legislators wanted a resolution similar to the one passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, asking the President to reconsider rejection of the mercy petitions of the three
Speaker V Sabapathy did not allow the legislators to raise the issue, calling it "sub-judice". DMK legislators followed by the AIADMK ones staged a walkout.
Later, AIADMK leader A Anbalagan told reporters, that he had also sought a resolution to urge the Centre to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka in view of its alleged war
crimes against the Tamils there.