Speaker G. Karthikeyan on Wednesday directed members of the House to desist from organising sit-in in front of the Assembly complex after erecting ‘shamianas.’

In a ruling given on the Opposition protest in front of the House on Tuesday, the Speaker said that 16 m from the main gate of Assembly and 6 m from the gate near the Hanuman temple were the precincts of the House under control of the Speaker. Erection of ‘shamianas’ within this area was not permitted.

“It is undesirable for members to resort to such actions. I urge and direct members not to launch such programmes in future.” Mr. Karthikeyan said.

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