THE TEACHERS’ Group in Vidhan Parishad today accused the State Government of terrorising teachers. The Group said resentment was brewing among teachers over the refusal of the police to register case in the Barabanki incident in which a chief development officer (CDO) had beaten up a teacher in the police station.
Raising the issue through an adjournment motion, the Group said that Barabanki police in collusion with ruling party leaders did not allow them to hold peaceful protest on November 23. He said the police and district administration was working under the pressure of SP leaders.
Group leader Om Prakash Sharma said a senior Samajwadi Party leader had also announced to reward those youth leaders who had disrupted the teachers’ agitation. Panchanan Rai (Teachers’ Group) said the police and SP leaders had hatched a conspiracy to scuttle the stir. He said the State Government had been trying to throttle voice of the Opposition.
However, leader of the House and Family Welfare Minister Ahmad Hasan said action would be taken in the case. Leader of the Opposition Dr Nepal Singh also expressed concern over the non-registration of FIR. Nasib Pathan (Congress) wanted action against the officer. Chairman Chaudhury Sukhram Singh Yadav rejected the adjournment motion but asked the government to respect the sentiments of the House. He said the government should also probe into the attack on the teacher by the CDO.
Sugarcane price: The BJP and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) today grilled the government for the inordinate delay in announcing sugarcane price for the current crushing season.
Pressing for acceptance of adjournment motion, leader of the Opposition Dr Nepal Singh said resentment was brewing among farmers over the issue. Munna Singh Chauhan and Dr Hari Singh Dhillon (both RLD) said farmers were being exploited on the issue. Chauhan said delay in announcing cane price had badly affected farmers. Leader of the House Ahmad Hasan assured members that price would be announced soon.