Kerala CM rejects Oppn demand for special sitting of Assembly to mark 75 yrs of Independence


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 : Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has turned down Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly V.D.Satheesan's request to hold a special sitting of the assembly to commemorate the 75 years of country's Independence. Satheesan, on August 5, had suggested for either a midnight sitting on August 14 or a day closer to it, but Vijayan is understood to have informed him now that the state has the practice of various cabinet ministers taking the salute at the 13 district headquarters of the state. So, all of them will not be able to make it to the midnight session together. Since Vijayan's response does not mention any other suitable date, the Congress-led opposition is in the process of discussing the future course of action on his response. /IANS


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