Whether DMK M.L.A can praise Jayalalitha in the Assembly without the permission of Party leader Karunanidhi? Tamil Speech by S.V.Ramani.
As per the latest news in the daily papers, whether an Opposition member can praise a ruling party leader in the legislature? This was the topic of discussion on the first day of the debate on department-wise allocations in the Assembly on Wednesday 17-6-2009. When AIADMK MLA SVe Sekar began to congratulate MK Stalin on being promoted as deputy chief minister, other AIADMK members, who had walked out condemning the manner in which the DMK won the general elections, returned to the House to stall his speech.
While the MLAs surrounded Sekar and called him a ‘traitor’, AIADMK whip KA Sengottaiyan claimed that a member could speak only with his party whip’s permission. Speaker R Avudaiyappan and the treasury benches contended that the rule applied only to speeches in debates and it was the prerogative of the chair to allow any member to felicitate leaders.
Arguments and counter arguments followed for half-an-hour and finally when Sekar was allowed to speak, AIADMK MLAs walked out again. Unperturbed, Sekar, who has fallen out with the party leadership, said his wishes had to be solely considered from the viewpoint of a healthy political culture.
While AIADMK was in power, the A.I.A.D.M.K Government arrested the Kanchi seer on the cause of a murder case’s. During that time S.V. Sekar who was a devotee of Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, betrayed him and joined A.I.A.D.M.K. Now S.V. Sekar wants to leave A.I.A.D.M.K for the causes not known to us. If Sekar wants to praise the Dy Chief Minister, he can go to his room after assembly session and praised him. He should not create a Drama in the Assembly hall.
It is also not proper for a particular party M.L.A. to speak anything in the Assembly hall without the permission of his party whip. We also want to know whether DMK M.L.A can praise Jayalalitha in the Assembly without the permission of Party leader Karunanidhi?