The former CJI's remark came when the LDF repeatedly tried to obstruct his customary policy address with slogans demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and some of his Cabinet colleagues, facing bribery allegations in the bar and solar scams.

According to assembly sources, this is the first time in state assembly history that the Governor has chided the Opposition. During similar instances earlier, the Governors either used to cut short their address or place it on the table of the House, which is taken as read.

As the protest continued, an annoyed Justice Sathasivam, asked the Opposition to allow him to complete his constitutional duties and requested them to 'sit quiet or leave the House'.

The Governor kept his cool but asserted that he has to fulfill the constitutional duty.    When some LDF members requested the Governor to table the address, Sathasivam quipped 'I have full energy and I will read it slowly'.

The Governor said,"You have raised your democratic protest. Your are opposing this government. That is enough. You should allow me to do my constitutional duty. I am noting all your objections."

"The entire nation is watching. People are noting your objection... I think there is some limit. Beyond a point, it cannot be tolerated," he said addressing CPI-M veteran and Opposition leader, V S Achuthanandan.

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