Chennai, Nov 13: The opposition AIADMK members were evicted enmasse from Tamil Nadu Assemby on Thursday, Nov 13 when they created ruckus following a remark made by Law minister Duraimurugan against their party supremo J Jayalalithaa. Replying to a special call attention motion given notice of by various parties to discuss on Wednesday, Nov 12 campus violence in Dr Ambedkar Law College premises here, Mr Duraimurugan, referring to AIADMK member D Jayakumar's demand for resignation of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi owning up moral responsibility for the incident, wanted to know whether their leader J Jayalalithaa had owned moral responsibility and resign when three girl students of the Agricultural Univerity in Dharmapuri were burnt alive in a bus by AIADMK workers, following her conviction in the Pleasant Stay Hotel case in 2002.
This triggered protests from AIADMK members who shouted slogans demanding that the remarks be expunged. At one stage, noisy scenes prevailed as AIADMK members entered the well of the House and shouted slogans against the state government. As Speaker R Avudaiappan's plea to them to resume their seats went unheeded and the AIADMK members continued to stall the proceedings, the Speaker ordered the watch and ward staff to evict them. All the AIADMK mebers were evicted enmass. Condemning the eviction, AIADMK's ally MDMK members also staged a walk out.
Earlier, intiating the debate Mr Jayakumar, alleged that the violence in the Law college campus took place right in front of the police. But they remained mute spectators. Since Mr Karunandihi holds the Home portfolio, he should own moral responsibilty for the incident and tender his resignation, he demanded. He also demanded stringent action against all the police personnel who were present outside the college premises when the clash ensued.
He alleged that law and order in the state had deteriorated, recalling the attack on Ms Jayalalithaa's convoy at Pasumpon recently and the one on Tamil daily 'Dinakaran' office in Madurai in May last year.