Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Assembly speaker P Sreeramakrishnan has given permission for an adjournment motion moved by the opposition, demanding sessions for discussing matters related to the rebuilding of the state in the aftermath of the floods.

It was VD Satheeshan who sought the permission for the adjournment motion on Wednesday. Satheesan pointed out in the notice that the lapses of the government in rehabilitation and compensation during the floods will be discussed.

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During the tenure of current Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, this is the second time the speaker is permitting the adjournment motion.

Earlier, the permission was given to the opposition in the case of Nipah disease. Nipah infection killed 17 people. Nipah virus had sent Keralites into a panic situation for few months.

The discussion over the post-flood Kerala will be take place from 1 pm to 3 pm on Wednesday. The chief minister said that the government has already given explanation about the rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, the fast being held by UDF MLAs in front of the Assembly gate, demanding lifting of restrictions in Sabarimala, is continuing.

As soon as the question and answer session started, the opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala of the Congress asked the speaker to mediate to end the fasting of the UDF MLAs.

But the speaker said he had tried for it yesterday itself. And Chennithala replied, “whatever be it, we shall not disrupt but cooperate with the Assembly proceedings.”