Thiruvananthapuram: Ramesh Chennithala wrote to speaker AN Shamseer condemning the decision which violates the rights enjoyed by the opposition front in the state assembly. The former opposition leader requested the Kerala Assembly speaker to abstain from taking such kind of decisions.
The letter cited the number of adjournment motions moved by the opposition and was denied by the speaker since November 1, 1957. He claimed the speaker had denied permission for a record six adjournment motions without following any criteria during the present Assembly session.
"During the tenure of the UDF government led by Oommen Chandy, only seven out of 191 adjournment motions moved by the opposition were denied permission in the assembly. Even during the tenure of the first Pinarayi Vijayan ministry, only eight out of 174 adjournment motions moved by the opposition were not allowed."
"In the past 110 days of assembly sessions under the second Pinarayi Vijayan ministry, the speaker has denied 11 adjournment motions. Of this, six were denied during the ongoing 8th assembly session."
Chennithala alleged in his letter that these adjournment motions were rejected purely from the political standpoint without following any framework or rules of the assembly. He added that such actions could only bring disgrace to the assembly.