Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) members were evicted from the Assembly on Friday for trying to rake up an issue over the introduction of mini-bus services by the government.

Their remarks were expunged by Speaker P. Dhanapal as the members led by M.K. Stalin and Durai Murugan tried to raise the issue without the Chair’s permission. Mr. Dhanapal condemned the attitude of the members and issued a stern warning.

In all, 18 members raised their voice during zero hour by displaying pictures of the mini-bus. As the members failed to heed to the Speaker’s warning, they were evicted from the House.

Later talking to the press, outside the Assembly hall, Mr. Stalin said that the emblems painted on the mini-buses looked similar to that of the AIADMK’s party symbol (Two Leaves).

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