TN Assembly session begins, AIADMK MLAs boycott

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi on Wednesday made his maiden address to the Tamil Nadu Assembly while the principal opposition AIADMK staged a walkout and boycotted his speech to target the ruling DMK.

Just after the arrival of the Governor, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) members walked out of the House on the issue of the Raj Bhavan not forwarding to the Centre Tamil Nadu Assembly bill on exempting the state from the ambit of the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET). VCK is an ally of the ruling DMK.

As soon as Ravi began his address, Leader of the Opposition (LoP) K Palaniswami stood up and started reading out from a prepared text to target the DMK on various issues including on the law and order front. The AIADMK members were on their feet during this time and later trooped out of the House.

Ravi, in his address, outlined various initiatives and policy priorities of the government, including on the health sector, economy and inter-state water disputes.