Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Feb 27 (ANI): The Kerala government has decided to withdraw the criminal case against former legislators in the 2015 Kerala Assembly brawl case. Also Read - Metro Man E Sreedharan to be BJP's CM Candidate in Kerala Assembly Elections

During the previous United Democratic Front (UDF) government, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) legislators had disrupted assembly proceedings while former state finance minister KM Mani was presenting the budget. Also Read - Kerala Sets up 'Sanitiser Booths' at Schools For Safety of Students as Classes Resume

The LDF agitation was followed by the alleged ‘Bar Scam’ against then finance minister K M Mani. Also Read - Poll Dates Announced For 5 Assemblies, Mamata Questions EC | All Major Election Developments in 10 Points

On March 13, 2015, as assembly proceedings began LDF legislators protested in the assembly leading to unruly incidents.

A case was registered then against 6 LDF MLA’s for damaging public property.

After LDF government assumed power, one of the accused MLA’s V Sivankutty wrote a letter to the Chief Minister alleging that the case was politically motivated.

Based on this letter, the home department decided to withdraw this case after consulting with the law department. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.