Oppn uproar in assembly; MLAs enter dais, Speaker leaves to chamber
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly was adjourned on Wednesday following opposition uproar in protest over the police action against KSU march. Three opposition MLAs entered the Speaker’s dais and shouted slogans. Following this, Speaker Sreeramakrishnan got down from the dais and went to his chamber.
The uproar occurred after MLA Shafi Parambil and KSU State President K. M. Abhijith were manhandled by the police during KSU march to the assembly on Tuesday. The opposition moved an adjournment motion in the matter. E. P. Jayarajan replied on behalf of the chief minister that the incident will be probed and action will be taken.
However, Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala stated that the police officers responsible for the issue should be suspended. Following this, the opposition members assembled in the well of the House carrying banners and placards.
Meanwhile, Aluva MLA Anwar Sadath, Angamaly MLA Roji M. John and Sultan Bathery MLA I. C. Balakrishnan entered the Speaker’s dais and shouted slogans. Kunnathunadu MLA V. P. Sajeendran and Perumbavoor MLA Eldhose Kunnappilly also entered the dais in order to stop them. With this, the Speaker returned to his chamber.
From the beginning of the Question Hour, the assembly was witnessing opposition uproar. Though Ramesh Chennithala asked to cancel the Question Hour and consider the adjournment motion, the Speaker did not accept this.
The opposition refused to cooperate in the Question Hour. The opposition members protested with pictures of Shafi Parambil and Abhijith being manhandled and carrying the blood-stained clothes of Abhijith.