The first session of the year in the Tamil Nadu Assembly began yesterday. DMK members including MK Stalin walked out of the Tamil Nadu legislative session on the issue of citizenship law today.
Opposition parties, including the DMK and the Congress, have walked out of the legislative session, demanding that the parliament's passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act not be accepted.
Speaking at Zero Hour today, the Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin, began speaking in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Assembly, .
While Stalin was speaking, the Speaker said that your letter on the Citizenship Amendment Act was under review and that it could not be discussed at present. DMK, Congress members, Karunas and Thameem Ansari have walked out to protest the speaker's denial.
On Tuesday, addressing the media outside the Assembly, Stalin said, "I had sent a letter to the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary to move a resolution against CAA and till today there has not been a clarity on whether it will be taken up or not. I asked the Speaker about this. The session is there only for two more days and it seems like this is not going to be taken up. It is not just TN, but across the country there are protests and deaths on this issue and it is a burning issue. The Speaker has not given us permission for this. "
He further pointed out that other states including Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Jharkhand have opposed the Act and accused the AIADMK government of acting like servants to the BJP.