Kerala CM wants live coverage of state assembly

Kerala Assembly witnessed ruckus in which a woman constable was allegedly injured.

Kochi: A day after Kerala Assembly witnessed
ruckus in which a woman constable was allegedly injured, Chief
Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday said he was in favour of visual
media being allowed to telecast proceedings of the House live.

In the present circumstances, the entire proceedings of the
Assembly should be allowed to be telecast, Chandy told

This would avoid any controversies, he said.
Chandy said it was ironic that those who did not want the
media to view the video recording of yesterday`s proceedings,
were now asking for a judicial probe.

"We want the media to be shown the video recording of the
incident and even the copies, if needed, should be made
available to them," he said.

Congress had alleged that two CPI-M Mlas T V Rajesh and
James Mathew had allegedly assaulted a woman staff of the
watch and ward of the House, while the CPI(M) maintained that
the staff had assaulted MLAS, Rajesh and K K Latika.

The incident took place when the opposition MLAs rushed to
the well of the House demanding tabling of the DGP`s report on
conduct of the Kozhikode Assistant Commissioner, who had
allegedly fired at agitating SFI activists at Kozhikode
Government Engineering College on October 10.

Speaker G Karthikeyan had adjourned the House following
disruption of proceedings after the Zero Hour.

Meanwhile, Karthikeyan refused to comment on the incident
at Kannur and said he would express his views inside the


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