DMK leaders began hunger strike protest against forcible eviction of MLAs from Tamil Nadu Assembly during vote of confidence on February 18.
The protest decision was taken by party working president M K Stalin after consulting with party MLAs.
Days before, DMK had appealed Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to 'nullify' the vote of confidence won by Edappadi K. Palaniswami.
Earlier, there were incidents of violence inside state assembly followedÂ by violent protests Tamil Nadu Assembly before crucial vote of confidence by Edapady Palanisamy government.
Stalin had told media that his party members were allegedly beaten up and forcefully evicted from the house.
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DMK couln't find fault in the ruling party as they kept quiet, hence they're targetting the Speaker: Panrutti Ramachandran, AIADMK pic.twitter.com/EvzKRZaC7Kâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) February 22, 2017
Have proof that AIADMK MLAs were kept at Golden Bay resort for 11 days& also that many filed complaint about being caged: Advocate K. Balu pic.twitter.com/auese3hvGiâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) February 22, 2017
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Trichy (Tamil Nadu): DMK begins its hunger strike protest over ruckus that took place in Tamil Nadu Assembly. MK Stalin also present pic.twitter.com/PKseoSNmJ5â€” ANI (@ANI_news) February 22, 2017