What is in the name? Everything say DMK members
Chennai: What is in the name? Rose by any other name would smell as sweet. These lines in Romeo and Juliet may have attracted many in different fields. To some Tamil Nadu politicians these lines are insignificant. For them name matters a lot. It was for this reason that they demanded that the chief minister should be called by her name—Jayalalitha .
In tune with some ruling All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam members, speaker P Dhanapal, too does not agree that a name holds any significance. He, therefore, ruled in the state assembly, on Monday, that chief minister cannot be referred to by her name.
The issue cropped up when some ruling party members, instead of referring to Karunanidhi as former chief minister, addressed him by his name, Karunanidhi. His party members stood up in protest.
Since the speaker found nothing unparliamentry in this and overruled them, the DMK members walked out of the House. The matter did not rest there. Quoting rules and regulations in this regard party treasurer M K Stalin told media persons that speaker’s decision is questionable. Shakespeare squirmed in his grave.