Tamil Nadu crisis: DMK calls statewide hunger strike on Feb 22, MK Stalin to join in from Tiruchi

19 February 2017, 03:05 PM
MK Stalin (source: PTI)
MK Stalin (source: PTI)

An FIR was registered on Sunday against DMK leader MK Stalin for staging a protest at Marina beach. Stalin alleged that he was mishandled during trust vote at the behest of ruling party, AIADMK.  

Leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu assembly M K Stalin held a crucial meeting of DMK MLAs on Sunday.

Stalin had participated in Saturday's protest which later turned violent. Chief Minister E Palanisamy won the trust vote amid chaos. The DMK leader was evicted from the Assembly along with his party’s MLAs. He was seen unbuttoned and his shirt was torn.

In the evening, the leader reached Marina beach and sat on a protest.

During the trust vote, the Speaker P Dhanapal’s chair was broken and he was shoved by the DMK lawmakers. A few MLAs were seen standing on tables.

Stalin had also met governor C Vidyasagar Rao and had lodged his complaint with the latter at Raj Bhawan.

Stalin had regret over the incident, but justified his action, saying that the Speaker was not accepting their demand to conduct secret ballot.  

Here are key highlights from the series of events took place on Sunday: 

# We're trying to meet President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi on this regard; Have sought time to highlight the Assembly situation: MK Stalin,DMK

# I will participate in Tiruchi for the hunger strike on Feb 22: MK Stalin, DMK

reached Raj Bhavan to meet TN Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao

# DMK announces hunger strike on 22 Feb in all district offices of the party in Tamil Nadu

# We've submitted a memorandum on the issue to TN Governor; He has promised to look into the matter: Tiruchi Siva, DMK

# Sans participation of Opposition in Assembly, the trust vote moved by CM was passed; It's illegal: Tiruchi Siva, DMK after meeting Governor

# TN Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisami reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao

DMK's working President MK Stalin holds a special meeting with party MLAs at the party headquarters

# FIR filed against DMK leader MK Stalin for his party's protest at Marina Beach

First Published: Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:04 PM

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