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Assembly adjourned, Chief Whip apologises for derogatory remarks

Posted on Feb 09, 11:03AM | UNI

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 : Government Chief Whip P C George today tendered an apology in Kerala Assembly for his "derogatory remarks" against Opposition MLAs.

In a submission, Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan said P C George insulted the Opposition MLAs by making unsavoury remarks. Demanding an conditional apology from the Chief Whip, the Opposition leader said the Chief Whip also showed disrespect to Dalits community.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy clarified that he would not justify any derogatory remark by any member of the House. In his reply, George said he didn't mean to insult anybody. 'I apologise for my remarks,' he added.

Expressing dissatisfaction in his reply, the Opposition, who were on their feet, disrupted the proceedings and shouted slogans demanding action against the Chief Whip.

Following which, Speaker G Karthikeyan adjourned the House for some time.

When the House assembled again, the Speaker assured that appropriate action would be taken after examining the video of the speech made by George.