Opposition creates ruckus, assembly adjourned
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly was adjourned for the day after opposition staged protest demanding to withdraw prohibitory orders in Sabarimala and take immediate action to call off the Satyagraha staged by the opposition MLAs. Opposition members marched towards the well of the assembly in front of the speaker’s dais carrying placards and created ruckus.
The opposition members refused to return to their seats and continued to protest. Following this, the speaker adjourned the assembly after 18 minutes completing house procedures.
The Opposition alleged that the speaker is not taking action to convince opposition MLAs to call off the satyagraha over Sabarimala issue. Addressing the assembly on Thursday, EP Jayarajan also demanded the speaker to intervene to end the ongoing satyagraha in front of the assembly. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala also cleared his stand on the issue.
The opposition demanded a conciliation meeting at the Speaker’s chamber. They created ruckus in the assembly alleging that speaker is not interested in conciliation meeting to call off the satyagraha.
Opposition members arrived in the house after attending a parliamentary party meet on Friday morning and started protest immediately. Though the speaker asked them not to interrupt the question hour, they continued to stage protest.
Pathanamthitta district authority has extended prohibitory orders in Sabarimala till Saturday night 12’o clock. Parliamentary party meet of the opposition has decided to continue the stir if the prohibitory orders are extended. Though the assembly will not function on Saturday, MLAs VS Sivakumar, Dr M Jayaraj and Parakkal Abdulla will continue with the satyagraha here.