UDF boycotts last day of Budget session, to lead protest

The Opposition MLAs boycotted the final day of the state budget session of the assembly on Friday.

Published: 19th March 2022 06:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2022 06:50 AM   |  A+A-

Congress Flags

Image used for representational purpose only. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Opposition MLAs boycotted the final day of the state budget session of the assembly on Friday. The proceedings were disrupted during question hour when UDF legislators protested against the police high-handedness towards women and children during the agitation against the SilverLine project at Madappally in Changanassery. 

On Friday, the main agenda of the house was to pass the vote on account. However, the assembly adjourned indefinitely after tabling the budget documents.  Later, Leader of Opposition V D Satheesan announced that UDF MLAs would go to Changanassery where the police tried to suppress the anti-SilverLine protest. “We’ve taken a decision to lead and intensify the agitation,” he said.

When the question hour started at 9am, the Opposition members raised slogans against the government holding banners and placards that read ‘Policinte naranayattu’ (police brutality). Immediately, the Speaker intervened and warned the Opposition to remove the placards and banners as these were not allowed in the house. 

However, Satheesan countered saying the Opposition was deeply concerned and angered by the brutal police action against the protesters at Madappally. Meanwhile, the Speaker told him that the issue would be taken up for consideration during zero hour. But the Opposition did not agree. 


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp