Opposition DMK in the Tamil Nadu
Assembly today tried to raise their demand for the arrest of BJP politician S Ve Shekher in the House but staged a walkout after the Chair denied them permission to debate the matter as it was sub-judice.
Shekher had courted controversy after he shared a Facebook post on his page that contained derogatory remarks against journalists, especially women scribes.
The actor-politician had shared the post in the backdrop of another controversy surrounding Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who had patted on the cheek of a woman reporter after a press conference recently.
While the city police had filed a case against Shekher, various courts had dismissed his anticipatory bail petitions.
When Leader of Opposition M K Stalin tried to raise the issue of Shekher's arrest today, Speaker P Dhanapal said a local court has now issued summons to him to appear before it on June 20 and a charge-sheet has been filed in the case.
However, the Speaker stood his ground, repeatedly asserting that sub-judice matters are not debated in the state Assembly.
Subsequently, Stalin protested the decision and led a walkout of his party members, even as his ally, the Congress, stayed back.
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