Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly witnessed high drama on Wednesday when Leader of Opposition MK Stalin and other DMK MLAs were physically removed from the house following heated exchanges between the treasury and opposition benches over an AIADMK legislator's mocking remark on Stalin's Nammaku Naame road show.
Following their eviction, state Finance Minister O Paneerselvam moved a resolution seeking suspension of all DMK MLAs for continuously disrupting the proceeding of the house.
Accepting the resolution, the Speaker suspended all DMK MLAs for a week.
Speaking to reporters outside the house, Stalin said that the entire episode was scripted by the government to prevent the DMK from raising issues during the debate over grants for the Home Department, handled by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Stalin added that ruling party MLAs and ministers have been regularly making disparaging comments to provoke DMK MLAs to launch a protest.