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DMK boycotts CM's reply to debate on grants for his depts

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Opposition DMK today boycotted Chief Minister K Palaniswami's reply in the assembly to a debate on grants for departments held by him, protesting the Speaker's refusal to review his order expunging some remarks made by party M K

Stalin, the of the opposition, made certain remarks during a wordy duel between the arch rivals ruling AIADMK and DMK over the proposed eight lane green field highway connecting Salem and Chennai.

After P Dhanapal expunged the remarks, took up the matter, wanting to know what was so objectionable about his remarks.

Dhanapal and the defended the decision to expunge the remarks.

The said only a portion his statement had been removed.

of the House and deputy O Panneerselvam insisted there was no practice of reviewing a ruling given by the

Stalin, however, seemed to be unconvinced and said "despite so many pleas you (Speaker) have not reviewed the ruling. Therefore, DMK is boycotting the Chief Minister's reply and staging a walkout," he said leading his party members out of the House.

However, DMK's ally stayed back.

Later, the replied to the debate on the grants for the departments of Public Works, Highways and Minor Ports, portfolios held by him.

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

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 19:20 IST
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