Speaker says conciliation bid in assembly failed
Thiruvananthapuram: Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan expressed displeasure over the uproar in the assembly during the house proceedings on Thursday. He stated that though he tried to conciliate the members, all efforts went in vain. Sreeramakrishnan noted that he was forced to adjourn sine die in the house which was summoned to draft crucial laws.
“Members and parties should decide on the decorum that must be followed in the house. We had planned to have crucial discussions and decisions on various subjects. I wish to hold serious discussions without any disturbance,” said the speaker.
The assembly witnessed uproar on Thursday after MLA MK Muneer called the Women's wall demonstration a communal wall. The ruling party members criticised Muneer’s statement and it led to dramatic events in the house.
The LDF members staged protest in the well of the assembly demanding Muneer to withdraw his statement. But Muneer refused to withdraw his statement. Amidst the commotion, speaker denied permission for adjournment motion before MK Muneer concluded his words. Following this, the opposition created uproar inside the house and walked out. The house witnessed a ruckus as both the ruling and opposition MLAs engaged in pushing and shoving each other.
The house proceedings had been disrupted for the past 11 days over various issues.