Saturday, October 15, 2011

CM moots live telecast of assembly proceedings

Thiruvananthapuraam; Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday said the demand for judicial inquiry into the alleged manhandling of a female guard by LDF MLAs was an attempt to run away from the real issue.

Such allegations can be avoided if people are allowed to watch the assembly proceedings live, he said.

The protest by opposition members over alleged leakage of DGP's report on Kozhikode firing took an ugly turn when they tried to enter the well of the house. In the ruckus that followed a woman watch and ward was allegedly injured.

The guard Rajani who was later admitted to the general hospital here said that she was pushed by T.V. Rajesh, MLA.

The Speaker G Karthikeyan adjourned the House for the day following the disruption of proceedings after the Zero Hour. Coming out of the House, Rural Development Minister K C Joseph and Government Chief Whip P C George accused CPM members T.V. Rajesh and James Mathew of attacking a woman security personnel.

They demanded that the Speaker should initiate action against the two MLAs. Rajesh and James Mathew, however, refuted the charge and told reporters that in fact it was them who were manhandled by the guard staff.

A video examination held later did not reveal anything conclusive resulting in MLAs belonging to ruling front and the Opposition continuing with allegations and counter allegations.

Later while talking to media T.V. Rajesh broke down saying P.C. George and K.C. George insulted him and his family by levelling such allegations againt him

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