The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is holding a hunger strike today at all district headquarters in the state, days after its MLAs were forcibly evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
DMK, whose MLAs were en masse evicted from the state assembly before the voting on the confidence motion on Saturday, announced the state-wide hunger strik, protesting what it called was “murder of democracy”.
Stalin, who is attending the hunger strike in Tiruchi, alleged that he along with his MLAs were forced out of the assembly and manhandled by the martials in the process.
On Saturday, he also met the governor following which he led a protest at Marina beach.
In a representation submitted to Rao, Stalin, also the leader of the opposition in the assembly, urged him to “nullify the entire proceedings” to “protect the spirit of democracy and the Constitution”.
DMK Rajya Sabha members RS Bharathi, TKS Elangovan, and Tiruchi N Siva submitted the representation.
Stalin added that the party MLAs are trying to meet President Pranab Mukherjee. We’re trying to meet President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi on this regard; Have sought time to highlight the Assembly situation, Stalin said.