Opposition DMK today stalled the Tamil Nadu Assembly proceedings following a ‘scarecrow’ remark by an AIADMK MLA, prompting the Speaker to defer the reply of state Electricity Minister on grants for his department for tomorrow, even as the DMK staged a protest against the remark.
Soon after DMK MLAs came inside the Hall after walk out, remarks by an AIADMK legislator Muthaiah triggered huge furore. As the ruling party MLA made a remark, DMK members protested strongly, alleging that it was aimed at their leaders.
Taking a strong view of DMK legislators repeated attempts to raise objections over an issue, Speaker P. Dhanapal on Tuesday warned the former not to teach him the rules of the House, as he was elected to the State Legislative Assembly as early as 1977.
Dhanpal ruled that the remarks were not unparliamentary or abusive, did not point at anybody and made it clear there would be no review of his verdict.
DMK legislator T. Senguttuvan (Krishnagiri), who was denied permission to speak, became agitated and made certain comments, which were eventually expunged. The Assembly Speaker, in a stern voice, said,