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.