THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It would be good if Nilambur MP PB Anwar resigned because he skipped Assembly sessions for no reason, said opposition leader VD Satheeshan. Speaking to the media, Satheeshan said: “If an elected MP is unable to represent the constituents of the constituency in the assembly and stays away from the assembly for business purposes, he does not need to continue as a legislator.
While asking the DFL and the state government to clarify their position towards him, Satheesan said the MP was not in Kerala for about three months before the last assembly ballots and even after the elections, he stayed away from the Assembly and the constituency. The MP skipped the third session of the 15th legislature which began on Monday.
Although the deputy came to the assembly for five days during the first 12-day session of the assembly, he completely stayed away from the second 17-day session of the assembly without citing a reason. and without submitting an authorization request. The MP was also a member of three assembly groups and also missed group meetings.
The MP’s absence from the state ahead of the assembly elections had sparked speculation, including that he was behind bars in an African country. Later, on his return from Sierra Leone to West Africa, he said he went there as part of a Rs 20,000 crore gold and diamond mining project. . Anwar, who was elected to Nilambur as a CPM-backed independent in the 2016 election, won a second consecutive term in the April 6 Assembly polls in the same constituency.