Pinarayi agrees to discuss adjournment motion on gold smuggling case


Pinarayi Vijayan. Photo: ANI/File

Thiruvananthapuram: Repeating its seldom tried 'surprise move', the government has allowed the adjournment motion moved by the opposition in the Kerala State Legislative Assembly in the gold smuggling case on Tuesday.

As per the rule 51 of the Assembly, it will discuss the matter for two hours from 1 pm onwards. Palakkad MLA Shafi Parambil will speak first by introducing the motion. Shafi, who moved the motion, alleged that the government is toppling the investigation.

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while agreeing to the motion, said people must know the different sides of the story.

The discussion is expected to take more hours than scheduled.

Meanwhile, the Assembly proceedings started without troubles on Tuesday. The opposition cooperated in the Question Hour, unlike Monday.

This is the second adjournment motion approved by the second Pinarayi government. The first one was on the SilverLine project. Governments normally reject the adjournment motions outrightly. However, the Pinarayi government has been using the opportunity in selected cases in which it is confident.

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