Kerala governor wants action against unruly legislators

Thiruvanthapuram, March 14: Kerala Governor P.Sathasivam has expressed deep anguish over the ruckus in the Kerala assembly on Friday when Fince Minister K.M. Mani presented the budget and has sought action against the unruly legislators.

The assembly witnessed unruly scenes on Friday as members of the Left opposition broke the speaker's chair and the electronic equipment to register their protests against Mani's presenting the budget.

In a press release issued here on Saturday, he said from the report of the secretary of the assembly, letter given by the speaker and other materials like videos and media reports brought to his attention, it was clear that pandemonium broke out in the floor of the assembly due to the protest of the opposition against Mani.

"The happenings in the floor of the assembly on Friday may even justify submission of a report by the governor to the president of India under Article 356 of the constitution of India,the statement said.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and a team of the Left opposition led by leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthandan had met the governor on Friday night.

Chandy called on the governor on Saturday as well. (IANS)

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