Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan on Thursday (November 21) censured four UDF MLAs in the state. He censured the MLAs
for climbing on to his dais and raising slogans.

The incident occurred during a protest by Congress-led UDF MLAs against the police lathi-charge on Palakkad legislator Shafi Parambil and some Kerala Students Union activists during a march to the Assembly.

During the protest inside the Assembly, the four MLAs - Roji M John, IC Balakrishnan, Anwar Sadat, and Eldose Kunnapally- had climbed on to the Speaker's dais and raised slogans against the police action.

The UDF members had disrupted proceedings in the Kerala Assembly on Wednesday (November 20) and staged a walkout, condemning the lathi-charge.  Following the Speaker's action, opposition leaders have pointed out the protest staged by LDF MLAs during former finance minister KM Mani's budget presentation. They even showed pictures of the present Speaker among the group of protesting LDF MLAs.