'He Deserved It,' Says Left Legislator in Kerala Accused of Biting Assembly Member

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'He Deserved It,' Says Left Legislator in Kerala Accused of Biting Assembly Member

The incident happened when Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani was presenting the Budget

Thiruvananthapuram:  During the chaos and clashes inside the Kerala Assembly on Friday, when Finance Minister KM Mani was presenting the Budget, a lawmaker of the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) alleged that he was bitten by Jameela Prakasam, a legislator of the Opposition Left Democratic Front or LDF.

"I was standing beside Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, trying to protect him, when this happened," said Congress legislator K Sivadasan Nair showing the alleged bite mark.

But Ms Prakasham has said Mr Nair deserved it. "The MLA had twisted my arm from the back. His other arm came resting on my waist. I was falling behind and I could feel a knee kick me at my back. I turned back to see it was Sivadasan. I warned him to leave me or else I would bite him. He challenged me to do so and that's when I bit him. I had not even touched the Chief Minister," she told NDTV.

(Jameela Prakasam alleged that Sivadasan Nair twisted her arm)

Ms Prakasam filed a complaint with the Speaker demanding action against the MLA. "What I did was my reflex action. I did not plead. I am bold to fight back for myself," she said.

CPI(M) MLA M A Baby commended Ms Prakasham's action saying, "If a modesty of a woman is attacked, she has all the right to attack with her teeth and nails."


The Opposition had vowed that they won't let Mr Mani present the Budget. They alleged that the Finance Minister accepted a bribe of Rs. 1 crore to renew licences of bars that were shut down by the administration last year.

Trouble was brewing since Thursday afternoon when several Left legislators stayed back in the assembly for the night to ensure that Mr Mani was not allowed to enter the assembly.

But Mr Mani read out the first page of the state Budget at top speed, finishing in seven minutes. He was surrounded by assembly staff to prevent Opposition LDF leaders from reaching him. The LDF lawmakers clashed with the assembly's Watch and Ward staff and pushed and toppled the Speaker's chair and tore out his mic flinging it across the room.
 

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