Kerala Assembly adjourned for the day amid opposition protest over cases against UDF MLAs
The Kerala Assembly was adjourned for the day on Friday amid protests over registration of cases against Congress-led UDF legislators under a non-bailable offence in connection with an alleged attack on House marshals during the ruckus in front of the office of Assembly Speaker A N Shamseer two days ago.
The protest began after the Speaker refused to allow Leader of the Opposition V D Satheesan to raise the issue during Question Hour.
The opposition members protested against the Chair's decision and trooped into the well of the House forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House for the day.
The Kerala Police had registered cases against MLAs of the opposition Congress-led UDF and ruling Left Front and a few Marshals in connection with the ruckus in front of the state Assembly Speaker's office on Wednesday.
The Assembly complex had witnessed unprecedented scenes on Wednesday when a section of UDF legislators who marched to the office of Speaker Shamseer, accusing him of being biased in the House, got into a scuffle with the House Marshals.
At least four Opposition MLAs and seven watch-and-ward staff who were injured in the exchange have sought treatment at various hospitals here, sources had said.
Museum police on Thursday registered a case against Left Democratic Front (LDF) MLAs H Salam and K M Sachin Dev and a few House Marshals under Sections 324 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) based on a complaint filed by United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator Saneesh Kumar Joseph.
They have also registered a case against Opposition MLAs based on a complaint filed by the Marshals under sections 333 and 326 of the IPC.
Reacting to the registration of the case against them, Opposition MLAs Anoop Jacob, Roji M John, Anwar Sadath, I C Balakrishnan, P K Basheer, K K Rema and Uma Thomas in a joint statement had termed the case ''fake'' and said they would challenge it legally and politically.
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