CHENNAI: Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal declined to allow the opposition DMK to move a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Assembly.
Raising the issue during the zero hour, leader of the opposition and DMK chief M. K. Stalin urged the Speaker to allow a discussion about CAA and to pass a resolution against the Act in the Assembly. But Mr. Dhanapal refused saying he had already given in writing that CAA cannot be discussed in the Assembly.
“I have already rejected the request and it cannot be brought back. No one can force the Speaker to take up a subject for discussion….the incidents that have unfolded during the anti-CAA protest in Washermenpet cannot be discussed,” the Speaker said.
Earlier, refusing to accept the explanation given by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on the violence in Washermenpet during the anti-CAA protest, the DMK and Congress members staged a walkout from the Assembly House.
During the Question Hour, deputy leader of the opposition Duraimurugan sought the State government to pass a resolution declaring Cauvery Delta as protected special agricultural zone.
Permission should not be given to any company including Vedanta group to work in the delta region, he said.
Responding, Mr. Palaniswami said the DMK which was the third largest party in the Parliament should have voiced about this in the Lok Sabha and have got the approval for the announcement....