Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha on Friday charged the state government of failing to check sale of synthetic milk in the state.
The members raised a volley of supplementaries to a question by Sunder Lal Lodhi and Satyendra Solanki (Samajwadi Party) enquiring about the steps taken to check manufacture and sale of synthetic milk after the minister for medical health, Anant Kumar Misra told the House that there had been no instance of sale of synthetic milk in the state.
BJP member Hukum Singh said the fact that milk and milk products being sold in the state was much more than milk production goes to prove sale of synthetic milk.
Om Prakash Singh (BJP) and Leader of Opposition, Shivpal Singh Yadav alleged that those involved in this trade were hobnobbing with the those in power.
They alleged that BSP government was playing with the health of people and was not initiating any stern action to check its sale.
Om Prakash Singh, while stressing that the government was turning a blind eye to this serious problem staged a walkout.
Earlier, the minister had told the House that 758 samples of milk had been sent for checking this year till April, of which 198 were found adulterated but none of them was synthetic.
He also said that a separate department has already been created for effectively checking adulteration and gave an account of action taken against those involved in this trade since 2007, but failed to satisfy the opposition.