Kerala Assembly witnesses high drama as Opposition MLAs block Governor's way, display anti-CAA placards
Several MLAs from the United Democratic Front (UDF) raised slogans against Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and held placards against Centre's decision on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC)
Thiruvananthapuram: High voltage drama was witnessed in Kerala Assembly on Wednesday (January 29) with Opposition MLAs chanting "go back Governor" and displaying anti-CAA posters as soon as Governor Arif Mohammad Khan arrived at the House to address the Budget session that began today.
MLAs of the United Democratic Front (UDF) displayed placards and raised slogans while blocking the governor's path and House marshals had to rush to escort the Governor to his podium.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan had accompanied Khan into the House when UDF MLAs blocked Khan's way as he arrived in the House. However, the Governor stood and waited patiently, with a hint of a smile on his face.
Only after he was escorted to his chair by Assembly marshals could the Governor begin his address. Several MLAs staged a walkout in protest as soon as he started his speech.
MLAs were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state Assembly.
On Monday, Congress and Kerala Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala accused Governor Arif Mohammad Khan of acting as an agent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah. He further alleged that Khan was acting against the dignity of the state Assembly.