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DMK demands action against AIADMK MP for "disrespecting" Chair

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Political rivalry between two major parties came to fore in the as members sought action against an member for allegedly disrespecting the Chair.

As the Zero Hour was nearing the end, (DMK) alleged that during the discussion on the budget yesterday, "the leader of AIADMK" in the House had disrespected the Chair and sought action against him.


"Action should be taken against the member and see that Chair is not disrespected," he said without naming the member. As he was speaking, members protested.

Elangovan said there was commotion and altercation at that time when the member had said he "will not oblige the Chair".

His party colleague Tiruchi Siva, who was presiding the session yesterday at that time, said he had just asked the member how much more time he would take to complete his speech.

Siva said the MP had already spoken for about 20 minutes and two more members from his party were yet to speak with only 12-13 minutes left out of total time alloted to the

"How much more time you want? That's all I asked. He said the Chair cannot intervene. I said don't caste aspersions on the Chair and this is most unbecoming," the member said and urged the Chair to go through the records.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien reserved his observation on the issue, saying first he would go through the record and video.

"After going through the video, I will come back to the House with my observation," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 15:57 IST
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