Pandemonium prevailed in the Assembly on Thursday with Opposition members taking strong exception to the remarks of Speaker G Karthikeyan against former minister and senior CPM leader A K Balan.
The Speaker who was so much annoyed on the continuous interruption of Balan by raising various points during question hour, kept reminding him that there cannot be any special rules for Balan alone in the House.In the end, he burst out saying that the action of Balan ‘’is crossing all limits.’’
Opposition members rushed to the podium in protest and some even stepped into the well, while the Speaker tried to pacify them. Young turks from the UDF were also on their feet to shout down the opposite camp.
As things were seemingly getting out of hand, the Speaker stood up and announced that he was withdrawing his remarks and also tendered an apology to Balan, eventually defusing the situation.