Tamil Nadu political turmoil: DMK MLAs unleash violence in house, tear speaker's clothes and snatch mike

Speaker Dhanapal soon ordered to evict the DMK MLA's from the house and adjourned the proceedings till 3 pm.

The ongoing political turmoil in Tamil Nadu took another weird and ugly turn after a ruckus was evoked in the state assembly by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) MLAs after which they involved in a scuffle with the assembly speaker P Dhanapal. They unleashed violence in the house, misbehaved with the speaker and torn his clothes in the house. The DMK MLAs torn off the official papers in the house and broke the furniture.

Speaker Dhanapal soon ordered to evict the DMK MLA’s from the house and adjourned the proceedings till 3 pm. On the other hand, the DMK MLA’s are still protesting and they sat on a dharna inside Tamil Nadu assembly premises.

Earlier this day, the fate on the newly appointed Chief Minster of Tamil Nadu Edappadi Palaniswami was scheduled to be decided as he seeks a crucial floor test in the special session of Sate Assembly today. For the trust vote, the speaker P Dhanapal has called for a session of Tamil Nadu assembly which begun at 11 am.

The O Panneerselvam faction, Congress and DMK demanded a secret ballot for the floor test which would decide the majority but later it was rejected by the speaker. Pannerselvam also urged that people’s voice should be heard and then only the floor test should be done in the assembly. Soon the DMK MLAs started creating an uproar and raised slogans unanimously demanding a secret ballot. Meanwhile, DMK MLA Poongothai Aladi Aruna climbed on the bench while others tore papers and threw chairs in the assembly. Another DMK MLA Ku Ka Selvam sat on Speaker’s chair in protest.

On February 17, AIADMK faction led by Panneerselavm removed Sasikala Natarajan from the primary membership of the party. Its Presidium Chairman E Madhusudanan sacked Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran and S Venkatesh from their respective party posts.