Kerala Assembly adjourned amid LDF protest
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 10:59
  
Thiruananthapuram: Kerala Assembly was adjourned for the day as opposition LDF MLAs demonstrated in the well of the House for the second day today over suspension of two CPI(M) members.

As the LDF members kept on shouting slogans and squatted on the floor in front of the Speaker's podium, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy moved a resolution seeking suspension of the question hour and zero hour.

After that, Speaker G Karthikeyan asked the treasury benches to take up the finance business slated for the day. The ministers concerned rushed through their Demands for Grants for their respective departments and the House rose within 10 minutes of the commencement of the sitting.

At the outset, the Speaker reminded the opposition of a ruling given by his predecessor and CPI(M) leader M Vijayakumar in the 10th Kerala Assembly voicing strong reservations against conduct of indefinite sit-in in the assembly hall.

On the Opposition charge of inappropriate behaviour of Agriculture Minister K P Mohan (SJD) yesterday, the Speaker said he had already summoned Mohan to his chamber and spoken about the matter.

The Speaker said Mohan had explained to him that if there was any misconduct on his part, it had taken place due to emotions caused by unruly scenes in the House yesterday.

Though opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan stood up for speaking before the House was adjourned, the Speaker did not allow him to carry on.

The LDF MLAs, who have been on a sit-in protest in the Assembly hall since yesterday afternoon protesting suspension of their colleagues T V Rajesh and James Mathew, wound up their protest within the House.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 10:59


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