Press Esc to close
Sunday 07 February 2016
News updated at 11:08 AM IST
Weather
Max: 32°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Chandy fumes over family issues in assembly

Thiruvananthapuram, March 19, 2013, (IANS) :

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy flayed the opposition Tuesday for seeking to move an adjournment motion to discuss a minister's family issue.

The motion was later disallowed by the speaker following which the opposition walked out.

"I must say never ever has such a personal family problem been raised in this manner. This is indeed a black day for our assembly," Chandy said after Left membres sought leave for the motion.

The motion was related to the alleged problems between Forest Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and his doctor wife, Yamini Thankachi.

The Left move followed media reports that said the minister's wife had met Chandy and handed over a five-page letter detailing how she had been ill-treated by her husband but the chief minister did not accept it.

Communist Party of India-Marxist's A. Pradeep Kumar sought leave for the motion. When Speaker G. Karthikeyan read it out, it led to a verbal spat between the treasury and opposition benches.

Pradeep Kumar pointed out that it was the government's chief whip P.C. George who revealed the matter at a press conference.

A visibly agitated Chandy said it was true that Yamini met him twice but insisted that she had not given him any such letter.

He added that the minister's family problems had now been resolved.

Before walking out, opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan said this issue merited a discussion.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
CRPF women wing showing their skills at Lucknow Mahotsav on Saturday...

CRPF women wing showing their skills at Lucknow Mahotsav on Saturday...

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrating the first birthday of his daughter Ziva...

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrating the first birthday of his daughter Ziva...

Supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community attend the 'Pride March'...

Supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community attend the 'Pride March'...

Guest lecturers staged a protest in front of District in charge minister Qamarull Islamaaos house...

Guest lecturers staged a protest in front of District in charge minister Qamarull Islamaaos house...

Participants perform yoga during the “Yoga Festival celebration of Peace & Harmony”...

Participants perform yoga during the “Yoga Festival celebration of Peace & Harmony”...

Indian swimmer Shivani Kataria shows her gold medal that she wom in women's 200-metre freestyle...

Indian swimmer Shivani Kataria shows her gold medal that she wom in women's 200-metre freestyle...

Gold Medal winner Priyanka Singh of India (C), silver medal winner SPS Niroshani of Sri Lanka (L)...

Gold Medal winner Priyanka Singh of India (C), silver medal winner SPS Niroshani of Sri Lanka (L)...

Gold medal winner Harshdeep of India, silver medal winner Chamari Mendis...

Gold medal winner Harshdeep of India, silver medal winner Chamari Mendis...

India's Guru Raja competes to win gold in the 56 kg men's weightlifting event...

India's Guru Raja competes to win gold in the 56 kg men's weightlifting event...

Gold medal winner in 30 kilometre cycle race Bidyalaxmi Tourangbam (C), silver medal winner Chaoba..

Gold medal winner in 30 kilometre cycle race Bidyalaxmi Tourangbam (C), silver medal winner Chaoba..

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523