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Uproar in Kerala assembly over ex-minister Ganesh Kumar issue

Uproar in Kerala assembly over  ex-minister Ganesh Kumar issue
The Kerala assembly witnessed uproarious scenes on Wednesday with the opposition LDF disrupting the proceedings demanding resignation of chief minister Oommen Chandy over former minister KB Ganesh Kumar’s resignation following charges of domestic violence.  The slogan shouting LDF members trooped into the well of the House accusing Chandy of shielding Kumar and not acting on the complaint by Yamini, the wife of the former minister.

As the opposition kept up the protest demanding that the submission of its leader VS Achuthanandan on the issue be taken up as the first item in the zero hour, Speaker G Karthikeyan asked the government to rush through the agenda and adjourned the House ahead of the day’s schedule for the second consecutive day.

Kumar, the lone member of Kerala Congress (B), a minor partner in the UDF, was forced to resign in the wake of his wife lodging a police complaint accusing him of subjecting her to domestic violence.


‘VACANCY LEFT BY KUMAR NOT TO BE FILLED SOON’

The ruling United Democratic Front government in Kerala will not rush to pick a Congress nominee for replacing minister K B Ganesh Kumar, who resigned in the wake of the domestic violence charge slapped on him by his wife, chief minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said.

‘We are not going to discuss the matter immediately or rush to a decision on this,’ he said in reply to reporters' queries during his Cabinet briefing here.
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