TN assembly speaker pardons DMK MLAs for creating ruckus during floor test

TN assembly speaker pardons DMK MLAs for creating ruckus during floor test

Relief for seven DMK MLAs, who created ruckus during the floor test of the House on February 18, as Tamil Nadu assembly speaker pardoned them on Friday.
 
Though Privilege committee, led by deputy Speaker Pollachi Jayaraman, recommended six months suspension of the seven DMK MLAs such as S Ambeth Kumar, K S Masthan, K S Ravichandran, N Suresh Rajan, K Karthikeiyan, P Murugan and Ku Ka Selvam, Speaker Dhanapal spared them citing that most them were first time legislators.
 
The report of the committee of privileges, which submitted its report to the Asssembly few days ago, had recommended that the salary and the perks of the seven DMK MLAs should be withheld during their suspension period.
 
A resolution was moved in this regard by Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan soon after the question hour.

However, Speaker said that all the seven DMK MLAs, who were involved in unruly behavior during the floor test has given their apology letter.
 
"In their apology letter they expressed regret over the incident during the floor test. Further they also assured that they would not indulge in such type of incident in the future", Speaker pointed out and asked the treasury bench to withdraw the resolution.
 
Later, the leader of the Opposition and DMK working president MK Stalin thanked the speaker for sparing his party legislators.

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