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DMK walks out of TN Assembly over issue of BJP leader S Ve Shekher's arrest

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Opposition in the

Assembly today tried to raise their demand for the arrest of BJP S Ve Shekher in the House but staged a walkout after the denied them permission to debate the matter as it was sub-judice.

Shekher had courted controversy after he shared a post on his page that contained derogatory remarks against journalists, especially women scribes.

The actor-had shared the post in the backdrop of another controversy surrounding Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who had patted on the cheek of a after a press conference recently.

While the city police had filed a case against Shekher, various courts had dismissed his anticipatory bail petitions.

When of Opposition M K tried to raise the issue of Shekher's arrest today, 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.

Since the matter was sub-judice, it cannot be discussed, the said, even though insisted he be allowed to speak on the matter.

members were seen supporting him, urging the to allow him make his statement.

However, the stood his ground, repeatedly asserting that sub-judice matters are not debated in the state Assembly.

Subsequently, protested the decision and led a walkout of his party members, even as his ally, the Congress, stayed back.

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

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 14:01 IST
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