AIADMK members evicted en masse
AIADMK members were evicted en masse from Tamil Nadu Assembly after the opposition members created a ruckus over the incidents of violence at Dr Ambedkar Law College, in which two groups of students clashed resulting in severe injuries to three.india Updated: Nov 13, 2008 16:18 IST
AIADMK members were evicted en masse from Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday after the opposition members created a ruckus over the incidents of violence at Dr Ambedkar Law College on Wednesday, in which two groups of students clashed resulting in severe injuries to three.
Seven persons were arrested and two police officials including an ACP were suspended in connection with the incidents.
Various parties, including the AIADMK, cited media reports of police "inaction" to prevent on Wednesday's group clash despite being at the spot.
The trouble started in the House, when Law Minister Duraimurugan, while replying to a special call attention motion on this issue by various parties, asked the AIADMK members why their leader Jayalalithaa kept quiet when some persons allegedly owing allegiance to AIADMK set fire to a bus, killing three students of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University some years back.
The reference to Jayalalithaa sparked off protests from AIADMK MLAs, who were on their feet raising slogans against the minister, causing uproar in the House.
After repeated warnings, Speaker R Avudiyappan ordered the eviction of AIADMK members.
Duraimurugan was reacting to AIADMK's D Jayakumar who demanded resignation of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi owning responsibility for on Wednesday's incident as he held the Home portfolio also.
The MDMK, AIADMK's ally walked out, following eviction of AIADMK members. The AIADMK has 60 members in the 234-member House.
First Published: Nov 13, 2008 16:13 IST