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Short of quorum, Kerala cabinet faces CM's ire

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Days after falling short of to hold a cabinet meeting, on Monday asked his cabinet to ensure that all are in attendance for five days a week.

The dressing down came after faced severe flak for failing to proceed with the cabinet meeting on Friday as the prescribed cabinet strength was not met.

The special cabinet was called to claer 10 ordinances for P. Sathasivam's approval.

However as only six cabinet members were present, including Vijayan, the was forced to call off the meeting.

As per the convention, the prescribed in is fixed as majority of the cabinet. The strength of the present state cabinet, including Vijayan, is 19.

Soon after assuming office in May 2016, had asked his colleagues to ensure that all of them be present in the state capital for five days a week.

However, after a while, that was scaled down to four. Despite that, just six were present on February 9.

On Friday after word went around that the cabinet meeting could not take place for want of quorum, the and the opposition came down heavily on Vijayan and the way he was governing the state.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 12:00 IST