Tamil Nadu: DMK's MK Stalin on hunger strike to protest against ruckus in TN assembly

The opposition party leader MK Stalin has alleged that appropriate rules were no followed during the floor test won by Tamil Nadu E Palaniswami.

DMK leader MK Stalin on February 22 began his hunger strike to protest against the ruckus that took place in the Tamil Nadu assembly during the floor test. DMK is also protesting against trust vote won by tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami.

A day after ruckus in the Tamil Nadu Assembly unfolded, DMK on February 20 filed a petition in Madras High Court challenging the trust vote won by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami. Stalin is also likely to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the issue. Soon after Palaniswami won the floor test, Stalin protested on the Marina beach in Chennai and got detained by the police soon after. An FIR was registered against him for violation of public order. They had reportedly staged a protest without obtaining the required permission from the authorities.

The opposition party has alleged that appropriate rules were no followed during the floor test. Meanwhile, O Panneerselvam who had said that he doubts the validity of the trust vote is also likely to move court against the confidence vote. Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao had the support of 122 MLAs who had voted for him and hence, there was no confusion regarding the same. The opposition party also reportedly wants a fresh voting. CM Palanisamy won the vote of confidence after all 6 divisions of MLAs in Tamil Nadu Assembly vote in his favour.

Last week, hours after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham MLAs were evicted out of the Tamil Nadu state assembly as they created a ruckus and misbehaved with the speaker P Dhanapal and tearing his shirt, DMK acting chief MK Stalin came out of the assembly with his shirt torn off. As soon as he stepped out of the assembly, he was seen waving his hands to the supporters with his shirt torn off.

The ongoing political turmoil in Tamil Nadu took an ugly turn after a ruckus was evoked in the state assembly by the DMK MLAs after where they got involved in a scuffle with the assembly speaker P Dhanapal. They unleashed violence in the house, misbehaved with the speaker and tore his clothes in the house. They also tore the official papers in the house and broke the furniture.