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Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die

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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (UNI) The second session of the 12th Kerala Assembly was today adjourned sine die after 23 days of sitting.

The session which was convened mainly to pass the revised budget of the Left Democratic Front Government, also saw the enactment of two legislations.

It also witnessed heated arguments between the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Marad violence probe report.

The government had decided to entrust the CBI with the probe into the Marad violence as recommended by the Judicial Commission.

The CPI(M) members tried to corner the Indian Union Muslim League, an UDF constituent and Defence Minister A K Antony, who was the state Chief Minister at the time of the incident.

The Opposition members were on the other side defending Mr Antony by citing from chapters indicting the CPI (M) in the first Marad carnage.

The Assembly also passed a statutory resolution authorising the government to enter into an agreement regarding supply of water to Tamil Nadu from the Neyyar irrigation project despite the Opposition, which objected to giving a blanket permission to the Government to negotiate an agreement, abstained from voting.

At the beginning of the session, the House saw noisy scenes and walkouts over the custodial deaths that occurred after the present Government came to power.

The Opposition had also staged walkouts over the Chikungunya issues. The imbroglio regarding admissions to professional colleges also dominated some of the sittings.

The session also saw the demise of CPI-M member Mathai Chacko, who died after battling cancer. The Assembly paid homage to him.

Mr Chacko, who represented the Thiruvambady constituency, could not attend the session and was administered oath of office in the hospital where he was treated.

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