Thiruvananthapuram: A senior CPI(M) member created a flutter in the Kerala Assembly on Monday by displaying two teargas grenades, allegedly used by police to disperse a student protest in Thiruvananthapuram last week.
Speaker G Karthikeyan and Home Minister Thiruvanchur Radkahrishnan took strong exception to the conduct of EP Jayarajan, who exhibited the grenades while accusing police of "brutally" suppressing the protest organised by his party's campus wing Students Federation of India (SFI).
Expressing displeasure, the Speaker said bringing in or display of explosive material were against the rules of the House and asked the watch and ward to seize the grenades from Jayajaran.
The LDF opposition later staged a walkout in the House after the Speaker refused leave for their adjournment notice on alleged repression of agitators during their protest....more
01:24 PM, Jun 18, 2012