CHENNAI: In the wake of DMK members being evicted en masse from the state Assembly on Wednesday, Leader of the Opposition and DMK treasurer MK Stalin announced that his party would hold protest meetings throughout the state to highlight the ‘state of democracy’ in the House.
Talking to media persons after a meeting of party legislators at Arivalayam here in the evening, he said “Our leader has directed us to hold protest meetings to highlight the state of democracy in the Assembly.”
“We will hold a public meeting in North Chennai on August 22, when the demand for grants to Home Department will come up for discussion. Our party leader (Karunanidhi) and all the MLAs will participate in it,” he added.
The DMK treasurer said the issue was discussed with Karunanidhi prior to the meeting of MLAs.
To a question on whether DMK legislators, other than the suspended ones, would take part in the Assembly proceedings on Thursday, he said “We shall see tomorrow."
Stalin parried a query as to whether Karunanidhi would attend the proceedings in the wake of the mass suspension.