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BSP stands in 'silence' to honour slain UP cop

PTI  New Delhi, March 07, 2013
First Published: 16:14 IST(7/3/2013) | Last Updated: 16:19 IST(7/3/2013)

In an interesting development, BSP members stood in 'silence' on thursday in Rajya Sabha in memory of slain Uttar Pradesh deputy superintendent of police Zia-ul-Haq, a day after Chairman Hamid Ansari disallowed them to do so as it was not in accordance with set traditions of the House.

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The 'two-minute silence' was observed by BSP members who stood up soon after Brajesh Pathak raised the issue. Pathak, whose party is in opposition in Uttar Pradesh, while speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the president's address talked about the "deteriorating" law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and the killing of the DSP.

The BSP members' gesture took by surprise the Chair and some members, with deputy chairman P J Kurien seen asking Rajya Sabha staff and the standing members as to what they were doing.

Yesterday, when members of the Upper House condoled the death of 13 school children in a road accident in Punjab and stood up to observe silence in their memory, Satish Misra (BSP) had sought a similar condolence in memory of the Pratapgarh DSP, who was gunned down last week.

Ansari had, however, disallowed it, saying the House has an established practice in this regard.

The DSP was killed allegedly by a mob on Saturday. His wife has accused Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias 'Raja Bhaiya', who has subsequently resigned as a minister.


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