Tamil Nadu: Opposition stages walkout, boycotts Governor’s address

CHENNAI: On the opening day of the first Assembly session of the year, the DMK and its allies, the Congress and a lone IUML member on Wednesday boycotted the customary address of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit by staging a walkout.

Stalin stood up trying to say something when the governor began his address saying ‘Vanakkam’ and gave a message to the members of the House stressing on ‘simple living.’

The Leader of Opposition continued to speak on issues like the circumstances surrounding the death of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa which could not be heard properly despite the Governor urged DMK’s Stalin to resume his seat, saying “with folded hands I request you.”

The governor continued with his address to the House after telling Stalin that he and the other members could discuss issues later. Later, Stalin with a smile on his face led the walkout of his party members and those from the Congress and the IUML.