A day after the people of Tamil Nadu witnessed the state of total shamble their assembly was in, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) announced on Sunday that all the district offices will go on hunger strike on 22nd February.

MK Stalin, leader of the opposition party in Tamil Nadu, was in the frontline of the Tamil Nadu ruckus when the trust vote steeply climbed in favour of E Palaniswami as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. DMK member Tiruchi Siva said that the trust vote moved by Palaniswami on Saturday betrayed the constitution.

With 88 DMK lawmakers absent from the assembly, Palaniswami won with 122 votes. Chaos was witnessed inside the Tamil Nadu assembly when the Speaker rejected the demand of secret voting by the DMK, Congress and Panneerselvam’s faction.

DMK lawmakers allegedly pushed Speaker P Dhanapal and broke the chairs and stood on tables inside the assembly, following which, the DMK members were evicted from the house.

After the pandemonium, Stalin said that the people of Tamil Nadu would decide whether the trust vote was right or not. He was arrested later by the police when he protested at Chennai’s Marina Beach. The DMK chief was eventually released.

First Published | 19 February 2017 1:08 PM
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