Suspension of MLAs' reduced to six months

Suspension of MLAs' reduced to six months

A one-year suspension of six DMDK MLAs’, led by the party’s chief whip in the Tamil Nadu Assembly Chandrakumar, was on Tuesday reduced to six months by the Speaker.

The Speaker announced the reduced sentence against the MLAs belonging to actor-politician Vijayakant’s party after Chief Minister J Jayalalitha urged the Chair to reduce it to six months. 

Earlier, several opposition party leaders in the House appealed for reconsidering the suspension as they felt a one-year period was too long and harsh. The Privileges Committee had earlier gone into the issue on the basis of which the decision was taken.

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