All Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam legislators present in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday were evicted after the chaos that followed a mocking remark made about Opposition leader MK Stalin’s Nammaku Naame roadshow. Around 80 of the party's MLAs had attended the session, and Speaker P Dhanpal suspended them for a week.
All India Anna Dravida Munettra Kazhagam legislator Gunasekaran had reportedly said, “A person who roamed Tamil Nadu in the name of Nammaku Naame (“we for ourselves”) was unable get a majority in Tamil Nadu.” DMK members in the House had asked for the remark to be expunged from the Assembly register. The party legislators were all evicted from the Assembly thereafter. Soon after that, Finance Minister and Leader of the House O Panneerselvam asked for the DMK MLAs to be suspended.
Panneerselvam moved a resolution asking for the same, which was accepted by Dhanpal. Stalin told mediapersons later that their eviction and suspended had been planned in order to prevent them from raising a debate regarding grants being given to the state Home Department, The Hindu reported.