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House "misused" for political purposes: O Rajagopal on special session

House misused for political purposes:  O Rajagopal on special session

Thiruvananthapuram: O Rajagopal, the lone BJP MLA in the Assembly, on Thursday criticized the UDF and the LDF in the State over the one-day Assembly session called exclusively to discuss the Centre’s cattle ban notification.

Talking in the Aseembly, Rajagopal said the coming together of LDF and UDF was a sign of a "grand alliance" forming at the national level to take on BJP.

He said the House has been "misused" for political purposes as the Centre has already made it clear that it was ready to make changes in the notification after getting suggestions from states.

Ruling LDF and opposition UDF joined hands in the assembly on Thursday to resist the Centre's ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in the animal market and termed it as "fascist" move.

During the one-day session, members of ruling CPI(M)-led LDF and Congress-headed UDF opposition held that it was not only an "intrusion" into state's rights, but also an "infringement" on the rights of people on the choice of their food habits.

The House also passed a resolution asking the Centre to withdraw the notification, which saw Rajagopal dissenting.

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