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Icecream parlour case: Kerala assembly stalled

Icecream parlour case: Kerala assembly stalled

The proceedings in the Kerala Assembly were disrupted during the zero hour on Tuesday.

Thiruvananthapuram: The proceedings in the Kerala Assembly were disrupted during the zero hour on Tuesday with the ruling LDF and the Congress-led UDF opposition members trading charges over the "icecream parlour" sex scandal case, which is back in focus.

Speaker K Radkahrishnan suspended the proceedings as the two sides indulged in acrimony after CPI-M member K K Shyalaja referred the name of IUML leader P K Kunhalikutty while presenting a calling attention on sexual harassment cases.

The IUML members, led by Abdurahiman Randathani, raised their voice taking strong objection to the remarks. He was joined by others from the opposition.

Shylaja mentioned Kunhalikutty's name in connection with recent allegations thrown at each other by the IUML leader and his brother-in-law, with the latter claiming that he had helped his relative to wriggle out of the sex scam case.

The opposition members objected to the remarks maintaining that the IUML leader was never chargesheeted in the case.

the house plunged into turmoil, Speaker adjourned the house.
first published:February 08, 2011, 11:42 IST