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DMK MLAs stage protest outside TN Assembly

18 Aug 2016 | Written by Mansi Motwani; Edited by Gaurav
The Frenzy in the Tamil Nadu Assembly

One day after 80 members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) were suspended by TN assembly speaker P Dhanapal, they staged a sit-in protest outside the assembly.

The protest occurred because the MLAs were rejected entry into the Assembly premises.

"We have only been suspended, but we are MLAs. We don't know why they are not letting us inside", said one MLA.

In context: The Frenzy in the Tamil Nadu Assembly

DMKDravida Munnetra Kazhagam

DMK, short for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, is a political party in the states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India.

It was founded by CN Annadurai in 1949 and was a breakaway faction from the Dravidar Kazhagam, which was headed by Periyar.

Karunanidhi has been the leader of DMK since 1969 and has also served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu many times.

AIADMKAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

AIADMK, short for All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, is also a political party in the states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India.

It is a breakaway faction of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and was founded by MG Ramachandran.

Grave differences existed between MGR and Karunanidhi; since the foundation of AIADMK, mutual contempt characterises their relationship.

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Powerful Party

The AIADMK has won the Legislative Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu eight times, which makes it the most successful political party in the history of the state. It is also the third largest party in the Lok Sabha.
89 DMK MLAs suspended from Tamil Nadu Assembly

17 Aug 201689 DMK MLAs suspended from Tamil Nadu Assembly

Leader MK Stalin and 89 MLAs of his Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party were dismissed from the Tamil Nadu Assembly on 17th August, 2016.

They were suspended for a week for allegedly creating ruckus in the House.

A ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) member, apparently mocked Stalin, which led to chaos and violence in the Tamil Nadu assembly.

The ConversationUnfolding of Events

Disturbances in the house ensued when AIADMK member S Gunasekaran passed comments about a 'Nammakku Naame' programme, an event which Stalin was highly involved with.

This led to the DMK MLAs requesting Speaker P Dhanapal to expunge those remarks.

Refusing to do the same, Dhanapal said that no one in particular had been named by Gunasekaran.

This led to pandemonium in the House.

MK Stalin's Stand

"It is a conspiracy to deny the DMK a chance to participate in important discussions. The chief minister and the speaker have conspired to get the DMK MLAs suspended," said MK Stalin.
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18 Aug 2016DMK MLAs stage protest outside TN Assembly

21 Aug 2016Appraise people about Assembly developments: Karunanidhi

DMK President M Karunanidhi urged party workers to hold public meetings to appraise people about what is happening in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

The announcement was made as a counter attack to the suspension of 79 DMK MlLAs from the Tamil Nadu Assembly over misconduct.

He said he would address a public meeting in Chennai along with Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin.