The Municipal Council here witnessed uproar over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) for the third time on Tuesday.

The meeting ended up in turmoil, with the ruling BJP councillors and the Opposition councillors of the UDF and the LDF levelling accusations against each other.

The council meeting witnessed tension when angry councillors of the Opposition gheraoed Vice Chairman C. Krishnakumar over the denial of permission for presenting a resolution against the CAA. During the jostle, BJP councillor N. Shivarajan and CPI (M) councillor Raghunath lost balance and fell on the ground. Both groups accused each other of assault.

CPI (M) councillor Abdul Shukoor had presented a resolution against the CAA a few weeks ago, the permission for which Municipal Chairperson Prameela Sasidharan had denied. The denial of permission caused tension between the two groups in the council.

No other discussion could be carried out in the Municipal Council as both groups remained adamant. When the Opposition said no other business would be permitted without allowing to present the resolution, the BJP insisted that the resolution would not be permitted. According to the BJP, the resolution against the CAA had nothing to do with Palakkad Municipality.

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