DMK held mock assembly session on Tuticorin issue

Vastavam web: DMK today held a mock assembly session here and hit out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami over the recent Tuticorin police firings in which 13 persons were killed.Seeking to intensify its attack and mobilise public opinion against the AIADMK government on the issue, party working president M K Stalin said such mock sessions of the assembly will be held across the state.

“This mock assembly is only a precursor. It will be held across Tamil Nadu to expose the AIADMK government which has betrayed the people,” he said addressing the ‘session’ held at DMK headquarters here.Sharpening his attack on the government over the police firings on May 22 and 23, Stalin today sought legal action against those responsible for the deaths.

He “moved a resolution” for providing Rs one crore each as solatium for the kin of those killed in police firings.The state government had announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh each.”This is an assembly of people’s conscience gathered to send home those who are in power,” Stalin claimed, accusing the government of betraying people on issues including Cauvery.Stalin reiterated his party’s demand that cases be filed against those responsible for the police firings. A case should also be filed against the chief minister, he added.

The mock assembly saw the participation of MLAs belonging to allies Congress and lone IUML member K A M Muhammad Abubacker.S Karunas, (Mukkulathor Pulipadai) who won the 2016 Assembly election on the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol as its ally, too attended the ‘session’ and strongly criticised the ruling party.Deputy leader of DMK legislature party Duraimurugan mocked at the government for blaming his party for the violence, alleging that stones were hurled at vehicles belonging to his own partymen.