Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) legislators noncontinuous the proceedings of the Assembly on wednesday demanding suspension of the Question Hour to require up the adjournment motion affected by them against the restrictions and curbs obligatory within the hill shrine of Sabarimala.
As before long because the Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan referred to as the Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan to reply to the primary question listed for the day, the UDF legislators were on their feet shouting slogans and displaying placards and banners urging the govt. to completely withdraw the restrictions within the hill shrine.
Amidst slogan shouting, Mr. Vijayan went ahead with the replies to the question associated with the August floods, raised by Saji Cherian of CPI(M) et al. The Chair additionally gave permission to ‘club’ four queries raised by legislators associated with the floods.
Soon, the Opposition trooped into the well of the House despite the appeal of the Speaker to join forces with the procedings and listen to the Chief Minister.
The Leader of Opposition, Ramesh Chennithala, was allowed to speak once the UDF legislators came back to the seats. Mr. Chennithala requested the Speaker to take up the demand to suspend the Question Hour. Mr. Chennithala additionally questioned the conduct of the proceedings and therefore the Chief Minister being allowed to reply for 45 minutes denying the legislators right to raise supplementary questions. He claimed wasn't being allowed to talk or raise questions.
The Chief Minister said the intention of the Opposition was clear which they didn't wish to boost the Sabarimala issue. This led to protests and slogan shouting once more by the UDF legislators within the well of the House.
The ruling LDF legislators were additionally on their feet demanding UDF legislators should return to the seat. The Speaker went ahead with the proceedings and therefore the Chief Minister answered the supplementary questions.
Few minutes before the shut of the Question Hour, the Speaker suspended the proceedings because the agitating Congress legislators engaged in verbal duel in front of the Speaker’s pulpit over the protest within the well of the House. “I cannot run the House like this”, the Speaker said before returning from the House.