Saji Cheriyan heads to assembly as MLA, says not upset over resignation

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Thiruvananthapuram: Former fisheries and cultural affairs minister Saji Cheriyan resigned as minister on Wednesday amid mounting pressure over his anti-constitution remark. On Thursday morning, he reached the assembly, and his vehicle carried the board of MLA.

While heading to the assembly, Cheriyan told the media that he is not upset after quitting the ministerial post and declared that he is strong. Cheriyan is the first minister to resign from the second LDF government headed by Vijayan.

Meanwhile, a magistrate court in Thiruvalla directed the Keezhvaipur police to register a case against Cheriyan on the basis of a plea moved by an Ernakulam-based lawyer for allegedly insulting the Constitution. He will be booked under CrPC section 156/3.

It is learnt that Cheriyan's resignation from his ministerial post will not put an end to the controversy over his remark. The opposition has been demanding that Cheriyan should resign his MLA post too. Meanwhile, CPM asserted that there is no need to remove Cheriyan from the MLA post.

Though Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan didn't react to the row triggered by Saji Cheriyan, he is expected to respond to the issue in the assembly. The house session will continue on Thursday with sessions including Question hour. The opposition has given notice for an adjournment motion against the government's wrong financial policy.

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