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AIADMK members evicted from TN assembly

Source: PTI
June 30, 2009 13:26 IST

Opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam members were on Tuesday evicted en masse from the Tamil Nadu assembly after they disrupted the proceedings by raising slogans to demand the passage of a resolution on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

Speaker R Avudaiyappan ordered the eviction following a request from Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who said raising slogans inside the House was 'uncultured'. It all started after the Question Hour, when AIADMK members demanded that the House adopt a resolution urging India to file a case against Sri Lanka in the International Court of Justice, in view of allegations that many Tamil civilians were killed during the military offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

As the speaker rejected their demand and proceeded with the listed business, AIADMK members stood up and raised slogans demanding the passage of the resolution.

At this point, Karunanidhi intervened and said raising slogans inside the House was 'uncultured', and requested the Speaker to evict them.

AIADMK's allies, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Pattali Makkal Katchi, staged a walk out on the issue.

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