Adjorned For The 3rd Day: Sabarimala Issue Rocks The Assembly

By SM.29 Nov, 2018





THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala assembly was adjourned for the third day today following protests and mayhem from opposition on the Sabarimala issue. Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan cancelled the question and answer hour as opposition members protested on the dais. The opposition leader demanded that the question and answer hour must be suspended and the adjournment motion considered. However, their demand wasn’t accepted by the speaker.

The opposition MLAs called out slogans holding placards in the well of the assembly. Due to the continuous uproar, Kadakampally Surendran communicated with paper cuttings showing that devotees were satisfied in Sabarimala. The opposition also staged protests outside the assembly. They demanded that the adjournment motion notice given by Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan seeking immediate action on the inadequate facilities in Sabarimala be considered. But, the chief minister informed the Assembly that he had already replied to this yesterday.

The speaker warned the opposition members that strict action will be taken if the members do not return to their seats. But, the opposition did not pay heed to his orders. Following this, the speaker suspended the question and answer hour and did not give permission for the adjournment motion. Yesterday, the adjournment motion was moved to discuss the restrictions in Sabarimala and today it was on the lack of adequate facilities. According to assembly rules, two adjournment motions on same issues cannot be moved.

The assembly was adjourned after completing business in 21 minutes. The same happened on the second day too.