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Expectation over HC verdict was palpable in TN Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A sense of palpable expectation was evident in the Assembly today as the Madras High Court delivered its verdict on the disqualificaiton of 18 AIADMK MLAs.

Though it was business as ususal with the demand for grants to Health being taken up, the benches were empty following a walkout by the principal

The walkout by DMK,announced by of the opposition, M K on the floor of the House, occurred exactly at a time when the delivery of judgment was expected by 1.15 PM.

The DMK's walkout was over expunging remarks of one of its members by

After an exchange of words with Jayaraman and Deputy O Panneerselvam on the issue, said his party was walking out.

After the members walked out, K Palaniswami, Panneerselvam, some Ministers and several members of the ruling party too were not present in the House for some time. Most seats in the press gallery too were empty.

MLA H Vasanthakumar walked in to an overcrowded press room in the to view television bulletins on the disqualification case.

Similarly, members could also be seen checking their on the outer corridor of the Assembly for updates on the case.

After the pronouncement of the split verdict, leaders and Duraimurugan came back to the Assembly and were present for a while.

Also, Palaniswami,his deputy Panneerselvam and other ruling party members too resumed their seats and were present through the business hours.

Following the debate on demand for grants to Health and Family Welfare departments, Minister C Vijayabaskar wound up the discussion with his reply.

The Assembly will resume its sitting on June 25 after a reces of 10 days.

The today gave a split verdict on petitions challenging disqualification of 18 MLAs loyal to sidelined party T T V Dhinakaran, a ruling that would maintain status quo in the corridors of power in

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

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:10 IST
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