Chennai, Aug 18: A day after 80 DMK legislators were suspended from the Tamil Nadu assembly by the speaker P Dhanapal, these MLAs are staging a sit-in protest outside the assembly after an argument with the security personnel who did not allow them to enter.
According to a report by the TOI, DMK MLA and former school education minister Thangam Thennarasu said, "Gate No 4 to the assembly was locked by the guards. We have only been suspended, but we are MLAs. We don't know why they are not letting us inside."
DMK MLA and former Chennai Corporation Mayor M Subramanian told reporters, "It is not our intention to go into the assembly hall, but we would like to go to the chamber allotted to the DMK in the Assembly complex."
Meanwhile, the assembly session is reported to have begun normally with a question hour in which DMK members who were not evicted also participated.