Shukkoor murder: Opposition walks out over denial of permission for adjournment motion
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly witnessed an uproar after the Speaker denied permission for adjournment motion moved by the opposition. The opposition issued notice for adjournment motion to discuss the charge sheet submitted by the CBI against CPM Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan and MLA T. V. Rajesh in connection with the murder of Ariyil Shukkoor.
P. Jayarajan and T. V. Rajesh are included in the 32nd and 33rd spot in the list of accused prepared by the CBI. The opposition demanded that the matter should be discussed by stopping the assembly proceedings, since one of the culprits is a member of legislative assembly and other a veteran political leader.
However, Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan took a stand that an urgent meeting is not required in the matter as the incident took place years ago and it has no connection with the administration. The Speaker also made it clear that the discussion on the issue need not be considered as per assembly rules.
Meanwhile, the opposition alleged that those who deny permission had sought permission for adjournment motion in the past in connection with cases where charge sheet was submitted.
Following this, the opposition walked out of the assembly. The assembly adjourned sine die when the opposition was about to issue a submission regarding the comment made by S. Rajendran MLA against Devikulam sub collector Renu Raj.