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Kerala Assembly ruckus: Five MLAs suspended till end of House session

The five opposition MLAs, who were involved in the alleged violent incident during budget presentation in Kerala Assembly, were suspended till the end of Assembly session on Monday.



Thiruvananthapuram: The five opposition MLAs, who were involved in the alleged violent incident during budget presentation in Kerala Assembly, were on Monday suspended till the end of the ongoing session.

The MLAs had reportedly attacked the dais of the Speaker N Sakthan on March 13 during the budget presentation by Finance Minister KM Mani.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had moved a resolution seeking action against the erring MLAs and the House has been adjourned till March 23.

The suspended MLAs are EP Jayarajan, V Sivankutty, K Kunjahmed (all CPI-M), KT Jaleel (LDF IND) and K Ajit (CPI).

The police had also booked the MLAs in connection with the destruction in House caused during the incident.

The police charged them with relevant section of Prevention of Destruction of Public Property Act and IPC sections 447 (criminal trespass) and 427 (mischief causing damage).

The incident turned violent during the budget presentation when MLAs attempted to stall it. It was reported that a section of them vandalised the Speaker's dais, uprooted his chair and pulled out the mike system and computer.

Governor P Sathasivam later expressed his concerns and called for appropriate action against those responsible for the 'unruly behaviour'.

From Zee News

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