Thiruvananthapuram: Harking back to two previous incidents of blocking the governor inside the Assembly, the blocking of governor yesterday wasn’t a new one.
Earlier once, a governor was blocked outside as he was returning after the speech in the Assembly.
Opposition always use the governor’s visit as an opportunity to express their discontent with the government.
However, this was the first time in the history of Assembly lawmakers protested against the governor inside the Assembly.
During the reading out of the speech, governors often choose to omit certain portions. However this was the first time a governor openly express disagreement and read out the policies of the government.
A similar incident took place in 1974, when the opposition LDF blocked the Governor N.N Wanchoo seeking the expulsion of corrupted ministers.
In 1995, the opposition blocked the Governor B Rachayya demanding resignation of K. Karunakaran government.
In both the incidents, the governor was ushered in through the speaker’s chamber.
In another incident in 1997, congress lawmaker George Eden blocked Governor Sukhdev Singh as he was leaving after policy speech.