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MLAs show disrespect to Speaker: Thiruvanchoor

Posted on Feb 05, 03:36PM | UNI

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 : Kerala Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan today described as disrespect to the Chair and democratic values the action by Opposition MLAs, who entered the Speaker's podium during Zero Hour over the Suryanelli rape case.

Addressing a press conference at the Assembly media room, he said their action was not matching to the position they hold.

Members of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) demanded action against the Opposition members who showed disrespect to the Chair.

Opposition MLAs V Sivankutty, James Mathew, Babu M Palissery and R Rajesh rushed to the podium when the house re-assembled after the walkout over the Suryanelli rape case.

As the Speaker denied the permission to move the adjournment motion over the issue earlier, the agitatiing members entered the podium when Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan raised the issue again.

Though the watch and ward staff tried to stop the agitating members, the Speaker asked them to leave the podium.

As soon as the watch and ward staff left the podium, the agitating members left the podium and entered the Well, of the house. Later, the Speaker adjourned the House for the day.