Palaniswami, AIADMK Members Held for Staging Protest, as Rival Faction Attends Assembly

The Opposition AIADMK introduced an image of distinction on Wednesday with former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam attending the Meeting session whereas the chief of opposition Ok Palaniswami staged a protest right here, demanding that the Speaker de-recognise the previous as deputy ground chief of the get together.

The principal opposition had boycotted the final day of the three-day Meeting session at the moment to hunt the Meeting Speaker to simply accept the get together’s R B Udayakumar as the brand new deputy ground chief, changing Panneerselvam, who has been faraway from the get together.

Clad in black shirts and white dhotis, the AIADMK members gathered in giant numbers on the historic Valluvar Kottam right here to stage a quick agitation demanding that Udayakumar be allotted Panneerselvam’s chair within the Meeting. They raised slogans denouncing the ruling DMK. The get together’s ladies cadres turned up for the agitation sporting black sarees.

The police nonetheless detained Palaniswami, who’s AIADMK’s interim common secretary, alongside along with his get together members for staging a quick agitation with out police permission. Consequently, lots of of agitating members had been shifted to the Rajarathnam stadium, right here, earlier than being launched.

Chatting with reporters on the stadium, Palaniswami alleged “homicide of democracy” and accused Chief Minister M Ok Stalin of making an attempt to ‘demolish’ the AIADMK by Panneerselvam.

When the police, current on the event, objected to giving byte to the media, a visibly irritated Palaniswami raised his voice in opposition to the police. Instantly, the get together members shouted on the police and Palaniswami needed to restrain the AIADMK members.

Resuming after the transient disruption, he introduced that the agitation would proceed until Udayakumar is accepted by the Meeting Speaker and made to occupy Panneerselvam’s chair, subsequent to him.

“The Speaker (M Appavu) says Panneerselvam continues to be the deputy ground chief. That is injustice and biased, as Panneerselvam has been expelled from the get together three months in the past,” Palaniswami mentioned.

Even the three legislators who supported Panneerselvam have been faraway from the AIADMK and the get together’s common council elected former state minister R B Udayakumar as deputy ground chief, he mentioned.

“Usually, the Chief Minister or chief of the opposition is determined by the respective get together MLAs and never the Meeting. The Chief Minister would forfeit his place if a majority of get together MLAs withdraw assist and the identical yardstick applies to the deputy ground chief,” Palaniswami argued.

Palaniswami and the MLAs supporting him, skipped the primary day of the Meeting session on Monday to take part within the get together’s basis day celebrations. Panneerselvam who attended the Meeting had celebrated the day individually along with his supporters.

On Tuesday, Palaniswami and his get together MLAs had been evicted from the Meeting Home for inflicting a commotion over seating association.

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