Dravida Munentra Kazhagam treasurer and Deputy Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly, Durai Murugan, today broke down in the House while paying tributes to his leader and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. During the obituary reference on the DMK supremo, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam paid rich laurels on Karunanidhi and hailed him for his achievements.
In his address, Durai Murugan was unable to control his emotions and broke down with tears. "I was unfortunate to see the death of my beloved leader," he said in a choked voice.
Many other DMK MLAs who saw Durai Murugan breaking down shed tears and turned emotion. Even DMK president and Leader of Opposition M K Stalin was no exception. The first session of the year of the State Assembly started on Wednesday with the customary address of Governor Banwarilal Purohit. DMK members and MLAs of other opposition parties staged a walkout, after DMK president Stalin was denied permission to raise some issues.