DMK walks out from Assembly over Thoothukudi issue

DMK walks out from Assembly over Thoothukudi issue

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today asked the main opposition party DMK to approach the one-man commission headed by retired Madras High Court Judge Aruna Jagadeesan and submit whatever matter they wanted to before it in the Thoothukudi anti-sterlite protests issue.

DMK staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu assembly after being denied permission to raise some issue on the anti-sterlite protests in Tuticorin, with the state government asking the former to approach the one-man inquiry commission in this regard.

During Zero Hour, leader of the Opposition and DMK Working President M K Stalin sought to raise the issue, but he was not allowed to speak as the matter was subjudice.

Since he was not allowed to raise the issue, Mr Stalin and other DMK members staged a walk out from the Assembly.

Palaniswami asked the main opposition party to approach the one-man commission headed by retired Madras High Court Judge Aruna Jagadeesan and submit whatever matter they wanted to before it.

Noting that a case pertaining to the issue was pending in the Madras High Court, Palaniswami said it was a normal practice not to debate matters that were subjudice, in the House.