Jayalalithaa should react to charges by ‘expelled’ MP Pushpa: Stalin

  • PTI, Erode, Tamil Nadu
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2016 16:00 IST
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa during an event in Chennai. (PTI File Photo)

Senior DMK leader MK Stalin has asked Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa to clarify charges levied by sacked AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa that she was “slapped” by a leader.

Stalin last night said the MP made an allegation in the floor of Rajya Sabha that she was “slapped” by a leader and that the chief minister should react to the charges.

Pushpa had first rushed into the Well of the House on Monday to get permission to make her statement and then broke down several times as she said she faced “life threat” from the state government and alluded to her being “slapped by a leader”.

She, however, did not make it clear who slapped her and when.

Raising the issue, Pushpa said, “If an MP is being slapped by a leader, where is human dignity,” provoking strong protests from members of her own party AIADMK.

Jayalalithaa, in a statement on Monday evening, said Pusha was being sacked from AIADMK as her behaviour “has brought great disrepute to the party”.

Last week, Pushpa had reportedly got into a scuffle with her Rajya Sabha colleague from DMK Tiruchi Siva at the Delhi airport.

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