The government dismissed her accusations but two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers supported her contention that the representatives from states should get more time to speak.
The 57th National Development Council (NDC) meet at Vigyan Bhawan here had a stipulated 10 minutes for each chief minister to speak but this did not go down well with the Tamil Nadu chief minister.
Jayalalithaa, who was among the first speakers, said it was humiliating to have been signalled to stop ten minutes into her speech.
"I began my speech and as the 10 minutes were up, they rang a bell. It was a big humiliation," she told reporters, adding there had been many occasions where the chief ministers spoke for over half an hour.
"Just allot 10 minutes and humiliate in this way. They need not have called us all the way to Delhi. I register my strong protest against the centre's move to stifle the voices of chief ministers who are in the opposition," she said.
From Our Network
- AAP founder member quits party, alleges Kejriwal indulges in community based politics
- Amma's poll manifesto: From Free phones to free gold, it's raining sops in Tamil Nadu
- By 2026, 33% Lok Sabha MPs will come from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal
- CBI summons ousted Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat in sting operation case
- India does not support any one political group in Nepal: Ambassador Ranjit Rae
- Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan released after brief detention by Delhi Police
- Modi govt cracks whip on non-performing babus, 33 tax officers shown the door
- ‘It’s time to Move On!’, says Kangana Ranaut on Hrithik, Adhyayan controversies
- What lies behind student unrest in NIT Srinagar? Here is all you need to know!
- Allan Donald quits as South Africa bowling coach