Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sri Lankan Tamils' issue dominates zero hour of TN Assembly

Chennai (PTI): The Sri Lankan Tamils' issue dominated the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday, with all political parties highlighting their stand on the issue.

Members of various political parties competed with each other and sought the permission from the Speaker R Avudaiyappan to raise the issue during the zero hour.

Following the constant shouting of the members from the opposition benches, chaos and confusion prevailed, prompting Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to intervene and request the members to patiently and separately speak their mind as it was a "welcome" decision to see all the parties "speak in one voice" on the issue. Full Text