Abdulla said his act was only to bring the government's attention to the situation in Kuttiyadi-Perambra region, the epicenter of the Nipah virus. Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan also enquired from the member why he wore the mask.
Opposition UDF members led by Ramesh Chennithala trooped out of the house though Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan made it clear that government would not tolerate such types of interference and that three persons had been arrested in connection with the suicide of P Sughathan in Punaloor.
The legislature secretariat replying to an RTI has stated that the Speaker spent Rs 49,900 for spectacles - Rs 4,900 for the frame and Rs 45,000 for the lens. The Speaker had also got medical reimbursement Rs 4.25 lakh.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the central excise for petrol and diesel which stood at Rs 11.48 in 2015 was now Rs 19.48. "This is nearly 69 per cent increase," he pointed out. The central government was responsible for the current situation, he alleged.
Trivandrum, Feb 12 (ANI): Protests broke out inside the Kerala Assembly while Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was presenting the interim budget on Friday. The Left Democratic Front (LDF) protested inside and outside the Kerala Assembly against the Kerala Government, saying the interim budget was leaked. The LDF members holding banners and placards raised slogans against Chandy. Thereafter, the LDF members marched out of the House and boycotted the budget session.
Trivandrum, Feb 09 (ANI): The Left Democratic Front party leaders on Tuesday staged a protest against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inside the Kerala Assembly for his alleged involvement in the solar scam issue. Protesting LDF leaders raised slogans and banners inside the House against the Chandy Government, demanding Chandy’s resignation. CM Oommen Chandy is allegedly accused of accepting a bribe of 1.9 crores to approve the solar projects.