Opposition protests in assembly over CM’s absence
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly witnessed uproarious scenes on Wednesday as opposition criticised Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s continuous absence from the assembly. The opposition complained that the Chief Minister, who is in-charge of home department, has not attended the assembly for the last three days.
Though Speaker Sreeramakrishnan informed the house that the Chief Minister is out of town and has gone to Delhi for attending the CPM Central committee meeting, he failed to convince the opposition.
Meanwhile, the opposition wanted to know if the Chief Minister gives priority only to CITU meet or Central committee meets rather than assembly sessions.
The opposition raised the absence of the chief minister from the assembly after moving an adjournment motion to discuss the goonda activities prevailing in the state. They also alleged that the Chief Minister is behaving like Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Narendra Modi is reluctant to fulfil the obligation to the Parliament. Pinarayi Vijayan is also following his path. He should be ready to uphold the integrity of the house,” demanded Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala.
It was MLA K Muraleedharan who moved an adjournment motion in the house.
However, PWD minister G Sudhakaran responded that Pinarayi Vijayn is the only chief minister of Kerala who attends maximum number of sessions in the House. Nobody can play games with the chief minister, including party members, violating the discipline of the party.