Pinarayi Vijayan, VD Satheesan, K Radhakrishnan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala parliamentary affairs minister K Radhakrishnan on Friday met opposition leader VD Satheesan, in an apparent move to subdue the ongoing tussle between the ruling faction and the opposition. This also comes at a time when the Kerala Assembly was adjourned within a few minutes of commencement, for two consecutive days.
The meeting happened in the opposition leader’s room and the minister urged the opposition leader and the camp to cooperate with legislative procedures. The opposition leader in reply pointed out that the camp has no disagreement against cooperation, but wants the issues raised to be resolved. He specifically pointed out the opposition’s right to move adjournment motions under rule 50 and demanded to book ruling faction MLAs and Watch & Ward personnel for assaulting the UDF MLAs while staging a protest outside the office of the Speaker.
He also wanted assembly ruckus-related cases booked against UDF MLAs to be revoked. It is learnt that the chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and opposition leader will meet before business in the assembly commences on Monday.