Ker CM rejects demand for Education Minister's resignation; UDF boycotts Assembly
Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 29 (PTI): The opposition Congress-led UDF boycotted Kerala Assembly proceedings on Thursday as the LDF government rejected their demand for the resignation of the General Education Minister V Sivankutty over a case related to the ruckus inside the House in 2015.
The opposition, during the zero hour, moved a notice for an adjournment motion pressing for his resignation as theSupreme Court had dismissed a governmentplea seeking withdrawal of a criminal case against LDF MLAs, including Sivankutty, in the case.
Referring to the involvement of Sivankutty in the years-old incident, he said how can a minister, who had destroyed public property, give protection to the life and property of people.
However, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan rejected the opposition demand for the minister's resignation.
He also justified the government action approaching the apex court with a plea seeking withdrawalof the case involving the Left front MLAs.
The court on Wednesday dismissed the appeals, including the one filed by the Kerala government against the High Court order dismissing its plea seeking withdrawal of a criminal case lodged against LDF MLAs in connection with the ruckus.
The court said allowing the prosecution to be withdrawn would amount to interference in normal course of justice for illegitimate reasons.PTI LGK SS PTI PTI
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