October 17th, 2011
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Kerala MLA’s suspended; Opposition starts Sathyagraha

Kerala Opposition MLA's suspendedThiruvananthapuram: The house has decided to suspend CPIM MLA’s TV Rajesh and James Mathew from the House for two days. The resolution seeking the suspension was moved by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy which was passed by the house. The opposition strongly resisted this decision of the house.The suspension has been issued for indisciplinary behavior. The video of the Friday proceedings has also been released to the media.

The Opposition members were once  moved into the well of the House expressing their protest. The Speaker was forced to rush through the business listed for the day. The Opposition members continued their sit-in in the well of the House even after the Assembly rose for the day. Opposition leader  V S Achuthanandan announced at a news conference at the media room of the Assembly that the sit-in would continue indefinitely through out the day till tomorrow morning.

The opposition party members, who claimed that The DGP report on the Kozhikode firing was leaked, entered the well of the house and held a sit in protest while the assembly was in session, on Friday. The speaker ignoring the slogans raised by the opposition proceeded with the legislature proceedings. When the agitated opposition moved towards the speakers desk, the watch and ward staff tried to block the members. This ended in a free for all and brawl between the watch and ward staff and the opposition members.

The opposition later stated that  MLA K K Lathika and T V Rajesh were injured during the squabble. The ruling party in turn accused the opposition of hurting the lady watch and ward Rajinikumari. A decision regarding the stand or action to be taken has no yet been arrived at.

Earlier in the day the opposition had declared that they would not apologize for the assault on the women Watch and Ward.The opposition stated that if they apologize for the assault on the lady Watch and Ward it would be equivalent to them confessing to the crime.


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