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DMK members evicted from Assembly amid uproar

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 15:19

Chennai: Opposition DMK members were on Tuesday evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly after they were locked in
a war of words with the ruling AIADMK over a minister`s
remarks, resulting in an uproar in the House.

The trouble arose when Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare
Minister N Subramanian narrated a story about a greedy farmer
and referred to the "greedy" attitude of certain DMK leaders,
naming M K Stalin and M K Alagiri, both sons of former Chief
Minister M Karunanidhi.

Subramanian`s comparison drew strong protests from DMK
members, who insisted that the minister should not level
allegations without any evidence and were on their feet
demanding that they be allowed to speak.

However, this was not allowed by Speaker D Jayakumar, who
said the minister was only narrating a story to say "what
would happen to persons who are greedy".

Repeated efforts by the Chair to pacify the DMK members
went futile, following which the Speaker ordered the marshals
to evict the DMK members from the House.


First Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 15:19

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