DMK walks out of Assembly for BJP leader Shekher’s arrest
Shekher had courted controversy after he shared an FB post that contained derogatory remarks against journalists, especially women scribes
OPPOSITION DMK in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday tried to raise their demand for the arrest of BJP politician S Ve Shekher in the House but staged a walkout after the Chair denied them permission to debate the matter as it was sub-judice.
Shekher had courted controversy after he shared a Facebook post on his page that contained derogatory remarks against journalists, especially women scribes.
He had shared the post against the backdrop of another controversy surrounding Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
While the city police had filed a case against Shekher, various courts had dismissed his anticipatory bail petitions.
When Leader of Opposition M K Stalin tried to raise the issue of Shekher’s arrest today, Speaker P Dhanapal said a local court has now issued summons to him to appear before it on June 20 and a charge-sheet has been filed in the case.
Since the matter was subjudice, it cannot be discussed, the Speaker said, even though Stalin insisted he be allowed to speak on the matter. DMK members were seen supporting him, urging the Chair to allow him make his statement. However, the Speaker stood his ground, repeatedly asserting that subjudice matters are not debated in the state Assembly.