Chennai, Jan 20: Opposition parties, including DMK and DMDK today boycotted Governor K Rosaiah's address to Tamil Nadu Assembly by staging a walk out, moments after he began his speech over the government's handling of recent floods and other issues.
As soon as Rosaiah began his inaugural address for the 2016 session, greeting the members for the new year and Pongal, opposition leaders, including DMK floor leader M K Stalin, CPI floor leader M Arumugam, CPI (M)'s A Soundararajan and Krishnaswamy (Puthiya Tamilagam) stood up and tried to raise some issues.
As Soundararajan tried to read out something from a prepared text, DMDK members, including Parthasarathy, and Vijayadharani (Cong) too tried to raise some issues.
Soon, all of them staged a walk out even as Governor continued his address to the House.
Talking to reporters outside the House, Stalin criticised the government over its handling of the recent floods and several other issues.
Soundararajan also hit out at the government on the flood issue and its failure to get the nod for bull-taming sport jallikattu.
Manithaneya Makkal Katchi members, rebel DMDK members, however, did not join the opposition in their boycott.