Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged that the left government, RSS and BJP are trying to sabotage Sabarimala pilgrimage. The opposition alleged that control measures are being imposed by the government so that devotees will not visit Sabarimala.
Thiruvananthapuram: On the second day of Assembly in Kerala, the opposition staged a protest over the Sabarimala issue. The opposition sought to discuss the lack of facilities at Sabarimala on November 29.
Kerala speaker P Sreeramakrishnan adjourned all the remaining discussions of the house following opposition's uproar. The members of opposition also protested in front of the Assembly.
The leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala alleged that the left government, RSS and BJP are trying to subvert Sabarimala pilgrimage.
Opposition members had staged the protest in front of the dais when the question-answer session started. But, speaker clarified that such objections could not be allowed every day as the Assembly has to complete scheduled procedures.
This resulted in a dispute between the speaker and members of the opposition. Pinarayi Vijayan said that they had discussed Sabarimala issue in detail on Wednesday.
However, the opposition did not agree to this and the Assembly was adjourned after 20 minutes of the meeting.
The opposition alleged that control measures are being imposed by the government so that devotees would not visit Sabarimala. Section 144 should be withdrawn and the protests would be intensified for this, clarified Ramesh Chennithala.
On November 28, Ramesh Chennithala alleged that the chief minister spoke for 45 minutes, which is unusual and also said that this is contrary to the Assembly procedures. Vijayan replied that he spoke for 45 minutes because of his health condition.
Chennithala hit back at Vijayan by saying that Assembly is not the place to talk about the chief minister’s health. Vijayan had replied at a stretch, to all questions related to Kerala floods. This led to arguments from the opposition and Chennithala alleged that Vijayan’s long speech violated other members’ rights.
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Last Updated 29, Nov 2018, 1:17 PM