The Opposition members staged a sit-in protest in the House leading to the adjournment of the session. CPI(M) veteran V S Achutanandan, on whose complaint the case was registered, made it clear that the Opposition would continue its agitation inside and outside the House to expose the UDF government's 'corruption'.

The nonagenarian leader also demanded re-investigation as the probe by the Vigilance Department was a 'farce'. After trooping into the well, some of the protesting members squatted on the floor, while some others stood with a banner demanding Mani's resignation. Some opposition members tore off some documents in their hands and threw it in the House.

Speaker N Sakthan repeatedly asked the members to abstain from creating a scene and return to their seats after which he rushed through other business of the day.

Replying to the notice, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said the government was unable to go into the merit of the report as the matter was sub judice and pending before the court.

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