State Assem­bly ad­journed over Oppn protests

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress-led op­po­si­tion UDF dis­rupted pro­ceed­ings in the Ker­ala Assem­bly on Fri­day, de­mand­ing dis­cus­sion on the Sabari­mala tem­ple is­sue, lead­ing to an early ad­journ­ment of the House.

UDF MLAS car­ried black ban­ners and sought with­drawal of po­lice re­stric­tions at Sabari­mala.

Fri­day’s ses­sion, which be­gan at 9 am lasted only 18 min­utes af­ter Assem­bly

Leader of Op­po­si­tion, Ker­ala Assem­bly Speaker P Sreera­makr­ish­nan de­cided to ad­journ pro­ceed­ings due to Op­po­si­tion protest. The Speaker told pro­test­ers that the mat­ter was al­ready taken up by the House ear­lier and the Chief Minister had given a re­ply.

Leader of Op­po­si­tion Ramesh Chen­nithala had on Thurs­day in­formed the House that three of his party MLAS were on a sit-in protest in­side the Assem­bly com­plex over the Sabari­mala is­sue and his party was ready for a com­pro­mise talk in­side the Speaker’s cham­ber.

“We had in­formed the House that we were ready for a com­pro­mise talk with the gov­ern­ment in­side the Speaker’s cham­ber. How­ever, it seems like the gov­ern­ment is not keen on solv­ing the is­sue,” Chen­nithala said.

Three UDF MLAS are on in­def­i­nite satya­graha out­side the Assem­bly hall since De­cem­ber 3 de­mand­ing with­drawal of pro­hibitory or­ders.

We had in­formed the House that we were ready for talks. How­ever, it seems like the gov­ern­ment is not keen on solv­ing the is­sue. Ramesh Ch­henithala,

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