Opposition not ready to listen to Govt reply, says CM

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: ANI

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the Opposition which issued notice for an adjournment motion but later kept on protesting without conducting a discussion over it in the Assembly. CM accused that the opposition displayed intolerance in lieu of utilising the opportunity to raise their grievances in a democratic way. The opposition’s strategy was to avoid replies once the adjournment motion was presented.

“An incident like this has never happened in the history of Kerala legislative assembly. Topics in connection with various issues were introduced in the Assembly. The MLA representing Kalpetta had issued a notice for an adjournment motion. However, the Congress MLAs behaved in a way to restrain the Assembly from considering the demand for adjournment motion. Even when the Speaker asked to discuss the subject they have raised, the opposition members did not pay heed,” accused CM.

The CM said that no one from the opposition was ready to explain why they were attempting to interrupt the question and answer hour. Instead, they headed to the Speaker, holding placards and banners. After violating the norms of the House, the opposition leader could not even elucidate the reasons behind the protests staged in the Assembly, noted CM.

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