Adjournment motion on Titanium corruption case rejected; Assembly adjourned

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016,11:27 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Assembly was adjourned on Thursday after proceedings were disrupted for the third consecutive day amid Opposition protests over Speaker denying permission for adjournment motion in the Titanium corruption case.

In the morning, Opposition MLAs entered the House holding banners and placards demanding resignation of corruption-tainted ministers.

Elamaram Kareem submitted a notice alleging that the government is trying to sabotage the Titanium corruption case. He demanded that the vigilance register a case and conduct investigation. He also said that not registering FIR against those people who are facing corruption charges must be taken seriously.

Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said neither the Chief Minister nor any of his Cabinet members were accused in the case, and that the Opposition’s allegations are baseless.

Chief Minister Oommen Chnady said he interfered to save the Titanium products factory from closure.

Based on these explanations, Speaker refused permission for the adjournment motion.

Later, when the ruling party members tried to disrupt Opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan’s speech, the Opposition members moved to the well of the house. The Speaker then adjourned the House.