The Kerala Assembly on Wednesday censured Kerala Congress (M) legislator P C George for his derogatory comments on political leaders, who had been former members of the Assembly.
The Assembly Privileges and Ethics Committee, which had inquired into the complaint against George in this regard, had recommended that he be censured.
The resolution moved by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was unanimously accepted by the House.
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George had been recently removed as the government chief whip following his rebellion against his party chairman K M Mani.
In 2013, George had made insulting comments against Janathipathya Samrakshana Samithi leader K R Gouri and her late husband, T V Thomas, a CPI leader. The comments were aired by TV channels, however, local newspapers had edited out some of his abusive words when they published his comments. He also did not spare Kerala Congress (B) chairman Balakrishna Pillai and his son K B Ganesh Kumar.
Opposition had complained against George when the issue was reported in the media. The Speaker referred the complaint to the Privileges and Ethics Committee of the House. The Speaker had then stated that the committee was empowered to examine into the allegations against the members about their conduct within and outside the House.