The Opposition DMK was evicted from the the Tamil nadu Assembly today for disrupting proceedings even as it alleged a ruling AIADMK legislator had thrown a book at them and demanded security.
Trouble started after DMK leader Duraimurugan wanted to make a point when Chief Minister Jayalalithaa made some remarks about a senior DMK leader without mentioning his name.
Speaker D Jayakumar said the Chief Minister had not mentioned any individual's name and refused permission for the DMK to talk. At one point, members of DMK and AIADMK shouted slogans at each other.
DMK members were up on their feet and demanded that the Speaker allow Duraimurugan to respond. Soon the Speaker ordered the Assembly marshals to evict DMK members.
"They suspended Opposition Leader Vijaykanth from the Assembly for raising his voice. Will the Speaker act against those who threw books? As we can see, there is no security for Opposition members," Duraimurugan later told reporters outside the Assembly.
"Ruling party member Vetrivel threw books on our members. If ruling members attack us in front of the Chief Minister, Speaker and members of the Opposition, does this assembly have democracy?" he asked.
Earlier, Jayalalithaa without mentioning DMK chief M Karunanidhi slammed him for stating that his party's loss in the April 2011 elections was that of the people.
She said the people's verdict is final in a democracy.