CPI(M) leader writes to CM to drop Assembly violence case
Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) leader and former MLA V Sivankutty has written to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking withdrawal of a case registered against him and five others in connection with the "unprecedented" violence witnessed by the state assembly in 2015.
Sivankutty on Sunday said he had written to the chief minister seeking withdrawal of the police case against him and 5 other LDF members and a similar letter had also been sent to Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan.
According to the Marxist leader, the case should be withdrawn as it was "politically motivated" and it was up to the chief minister to take a decision. The Kerala Assembly had witnessed unprecedented and ugly scenes on March 13, 2015 as opposition members tried to prevent then Finance Minister KM Mani, who was facing allegations in bar bribery scam, from presenting the budget.
Some opposition members had destroyed the Speaker's podium, hurled his chair and engaged in a scuffle with the watch-and-ward staff.