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TN governor addresses assembly, DMK boycotts

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Banwarilal Purohit today made his maiden address to the even as the main opposition along with its allies walked out of the House boycotting his speech.

Soon after he arrived, Purohit greeted all members of the House with a 'Vanakkam' and began his address.

Even as he began his speech, of the Opposition MK was on his feet trying to raise some issues.

The paused for a moment and told 'please ukkarunga' (please take your seat) in Tamil but to no avail.

was supported by his party MLAs, who raised slogans demanding that their be allowed to speak.

A little later, the Working President led his party members and staged a walkout.

members and the also followed suit.

The then continued his address.

Amid noisy scenes, sidelined TTV Dhinakaran, who made his debut in the assembly after having won the December 21 RK Nagar bypoll by a thumping margin of 40,000 votes against E Madhusudhanan of AIADMK, was seated calmly.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 10:50 IST