Ruckus in House over Muneer's communal wall remark
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly witnessed a ruckus on Thursday after MLA MK Muneer called the women’s wall a communal wall. The members of opposition and the ruling party ended up fighting with each other over the remark.
The tussle broke out while the opposition MLAs were about to walk out of the assembly in protest over denial of permission for an adjournment motion on the Sabarimala issue. The opposition also staged a sit-in protest inside the House in protest of the attack.
The dramatic incidents unfolded while the assembly proceedings were being completed ahead of adjournment. The members of the ruling party were protesting in the well of the assembly demanding withdrawal of Muneer’s remarks on the women’s wall. But Muneer refused to withdraw his statement.
Muneer made it clear that he had no interest in the renaissance that was meant to please Vellappally Natesan and CP Sugathan, who were advocates of communalism. He also said that the Speaker can remove his remarks from the records. However, the Speaker denied permission for adjournment motion before the MLA could complete his speech.
The opposition said that it was in violations of the customs of the house and started to walk out. The tussle broke out as the ruling party members confronted them. AN Shamseer, V Joy, P Unni and others from the ruling party provoked the opposition MLAs. Eranad MLA PK Basheer and Varkala MLA V Joy started pushing and shoving each other. The fight was resolved by senior MLAs and ministers. The opposition staged a sit-in protest inside the House in protest of the attack.