Blaming the Centre and the state government for price rise, Samajwadi Party members on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.
The issue was raised by opposition parties, including SP, Rashtriya Lok Dal, BJP and the Congress, through an adjournment motion during zero hour and they demanded a debate on it.
The opposition alleged the Centre and the state were engaged in a blame game and merely passing the buck instead of taking some concrete measures to check rising prices.
Leader of the Opposition Ahmad Hasan alleged that no effective measure was being taken either by the Centre or the state as prices of essential commodities, especially foodgrains have increased substantially.
Leader of the House Swami Prasad Maurya alleged that price rise was mainly due to wrong economic and import policies of the Centre.
"Chief Minister Mayawati is sensitive towards the issue and had repeatedly warned the Centre to take timely corrective measures," he said.
He said that while directives have been issued to take stern action against hoarders and blackmarketeers, the government was making effort to provide foodgrains, especially pulses, at cheaper rates.
"The government is in the process of getting 7,500 MT pulses," he said.
Earlier, opposition members forced adjournment of Question Hour and jumped into the well of the House on the price rise issue.