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Kerala Budget leaked on social media, alleges Congress-led Opposition

Congress members shouted slogans, walked out of the house protesting that sanctity of budget is lost

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Kerala budget leaked online: Opposition

The Congress-led opposition on Friday walked out of the assembly, saying the 2017-2018 presented by Minister Thomas Issac had been leaked, due to which it had lost its sanctity.

As the minister began his speech at 9 am., Leader of Opposition interrupted him at around 11.22 a.m, and told the assembly the has been leaked and all that Issac was going to speak had already appeared on the sites.

"Such a thing is a first of its kind and is of a very serious nature and he (Issac) is a very active participant in the social media and hence his office is fully responsible for this sham," said Chennithala, who was seen holding papers which he said was the copy of on the social media.

However, Issac said he was not aware of it.

"I will certainly reply to this after I complete my budget presentation and I will also inform the speaker," said Issac.

Unhappy with the turn of events, the members shouted slogans and walked out of the house protesting that the sanctity of the budget has been lost.

This is the eight budget that the economist-turned-politician Issac presented on Friday.

First Published: Fri, March 03 2017. 14:52 IST