Kerala Assembly witnesses unruly scenes, Opposition blocks Governor

Kerala Assembly witnesses unruly scenes, Opposition blocks Governor

Agency News

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29: The Kerala Assembly witnessed unruly scenes after Opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) blocked Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on his arrival at the State Legislative Assembly to deliver the customary policy speech on Wednesday.

Demanding the calling back of the Governor for his stand against the 'anti-CAA resolution' unanimously passed by the House, the Opposition members staged the protest by sitting on the Well of the House blocking the Governor from reaching the Speakers' podium.

The Opposition members shouting slogans entered the Well when the Governor came to the House along with Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Law Minister AK Balan and the Chief Secretary.

The Opposition members continued the protest shouting 'go back' slogans more than 10 minutes, forcing Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan to summon the watch and ward, who forcibly removed the agitating members from the Well and made way for the Governor to reach the podium.

Seeking a resolution against the Governor asking the President to call him back, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said the act of the Governor, criticising the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) resolution unanimously passed by the members of the House, is not acceptable.

The agitating members shouted slogans and displayed placards against the Governor. When the Governor began the customary speech, the Opposition members boycotted the House in protest against his stand on CAA and also alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was an agent of RSS. (UNI)