news Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute| March 14, 2015 | 6. 50 pm IST Kerala Governor P Sathasivam has denied the request by opposition to debar the state budget presented by Finance Minister K.M Mani on Friday amidst huge protests by left front inside the Legislative Assembly. In a press release, the Governor’s office says that governor has accepted the speaker’s claim that he gave permission to KM Mani to present the budget. The press note also condemns the behavior of MLAs inside the assembly and asked speaker to take action against them. "The happenings in the floor of the assembly on Friday may even justify submission of a report by the governor to the president of India under Article 356 of the constitution of India," the statement said. The opposition leaders had approached Governor asking him to dismiss the budget, and argued that while the budget was being presented, assembly procedures were not followed as speaker was not in the dais and the minister was not in his seat. The Governor condemned everything that happened in the assembly on Friday and said he will send a report to the President describing the incident. He has also warned the members not to repeat it again. Reports say that the MLAs who created problems in the assembly may have to face legal action. Since the Governor has rejected the opposition’s plea, opposition may approach court. On Friday while left legislators were protesting against budget presentation Mani entered the assembly through the back door and started presenting the budget. After reading for a few minutes, Mani laid the budget papers on the table, and later said that the budget had 'technically' been placed before the assembly. Speaker Sakthan had claimed that while the ruckus was going on, he had shown gestures to Mani to begin presenting the budget. Governor has accepted this claim of the speaker. Tweet

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