BJP-CPM clash at Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Council
Thiruvananthapuram: A clash erupted between the councillors of the ruling party and opposition in the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Council amid the discussions on the annual budget here on Saturday. The clash took place when the budget discussions were proceeding after its presentation on Friday.
The skirmishes began when the BJP councillors stood by alleging that they were not being allowed to speak. This led to severe verbal clashes and confrontations between the councillors.
BJP alleged that one of their women councillors, Manju was attacked by CPM councillor Nizamuddin during the clash. Meanwhile, CPM accused BJP of assaulting two of their councillors.
Though the clash even turned to an open fight, police intervened soon. When the BJP councillors slammed that they did not get enough time to speak, mayor Arya Rajendran refuted this and stated that everyone had received the opportunity to speak as per the strength of the councillors.
Mayor also criticised the BJP councillors for walking out from the session while the budget was being presented. This provoked the BJP councillors to initiate the protest during the discussions on Saturday. With this, the meeting was concluded by 11.45 am.