Pay offs row, DMK stages walk out from Tamil Nadu Assembly

  • Pay offs row, DMK stages walk out from Tamil Nadu Assembly

Pay offs row, DMK stages walk out from Tamil Nadu Assembly

Regarding the cash for votes scam, Zee News adds that an English news channel revealed through a sting operation that AIADMK MLAs were bribed with cash and gold by the Sasikala camp to support Chief Minister Edapadi K Palaniswamy in a trust vote conducted in Tamil Nadu Assembly in February. "None can raise media reports in the House since there are no rules permitting them", Dhanapal said, even as Stalin and other MLAs were on their feet demanding that the Chair allow them to speak.

As the ruckus continued in the Assembly, the Marshalls tried to take the protesting DMK MLAs out of the Assembly. Stalin and other MLAS were detained by police.

The Congress and Indian Union Muslim League-Tamil Nadu walked out on Wednesday and joined in on Thursday as well to express their solidarity with Stalin.

Thought the bill was tabled in the Assembly and passed successfully, a ruckus was created when Opposition leader M.K. Stalin raised the issue of "cash for MLA" expose, carried out few days before by a Engligh news channel. Mr Dhanapal said if the DMK members had any concrete evidence or proof to substantiate their claims, he could consider allowing a discussion on the issue.

The Congress and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) also staged a walkout condemning the eviction of the DMK MLAs from the Assembly, the Hindu reported.

Stalin after walking out of the session told media that in protest against the Speaker P Dhanapal's decision DMK members have staged a walk out. DMK working President Stalin expressed that such an act amounted to assault on democracy and immediately wanted the Government to be dissolved. He further raised the example of a discussion on the Nira Radia tapes in Assembly, back in 2011.

South Madurai MLA Saravanan, who had deflected to the former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam faction, admitted on camera that Sasikala camp offered him money between Rs. 2 crore to Rs. 6 crore for his support.

"It has become clear that there was horse trading ahead of the trust vote held in Assembly", said MK Stalin, outside assembly.