Jaya should react to charges by expelled AIADMK MP: Stalin

Erode: Senior DMK leader M K Stalin has asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to clarify on the charges levied by sacked AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa that she was “slapped” by a leader.

Stalin last night said the MP made an allegation in the floor of Rajya Sabha that she was “slapped” by a leader and that the Chief Minister should react to the charges.

Pushpa had first rushed into the Well of the House yesterday to get permission to make her statement and then broke down several times as she said she faced “life threat” from the state government and alluded to her being “slapped by a leader.”

She, however, did not make it clear who slapped her and when.

Raising the issue, Pushpa said, “If an MP is being slapped by a leader, where is human dignity,” provoking strong protest from members of her own party AIADMK.

Later in the evening, Jayalalithaa, in a statement said Pusha was being sacked from AIADMK as her behaviour “has brought great disrepute to the party”.

Last week, Pushpa had reportedly got into a scuffle with her Rajya Sabha colleague from DMK Tiruchi Siva at Delhi airport.