The teachers group in Vidhan Parishad on Tuesday assailed the state government of launching reign of terror against them. The group said resentment was brewing among the teachers over the police refusal to register case in Barabanki incident in which chief development officer (CDO) had beaten up a teacher in the police station.
Taking up the issue through an adjournment motion, the group said ruling party leaders in league with Barabanki police did not allow them to hold peaceful demonstration on the issue of November 23. The group leader Om Prakash Sharma said even a senior Samajwadi Party leader demanded that Vidhan Parishad and institution of governor should be abolished. Sharma said the SP leader also announced to reward those youth leaders who had disrupted the teachers' agitation. He said so far the police had not registered FIR in the case. He said police and district administration had been working under the pressure of the SP leaders.
Panchanan Rai (teachers group) said the police had hatched a conspiracy with the SP leaders to scuttle the stir. He said the state government had been trying to throttle voice of the opposition. However, the leader of the House and Family Welfare Minister Ahmad Hasan said that action would be taken in the case. Leader of the Opposition Dr Nepal Singh also expressed concern over non-registration of FIR. Nasib Pathan (Congress) wanted action against the officer.
Chairman Chaudhury Sukhram Singh Yadav while rejecting the adjournment motion, however, asked the government to respect the sentiments of the House. He said the government should also probe into attack on teacher by the CDO.
Sugarcane price: The BJP and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) grilled the government on Tuesday for inordinately delaying the announcement of sugarcane price for the current crushing season.
Pressing for acceptance of adjournment motion, the leader of opposition Dr Nepal Singh said resentment was brewing among the farmers over the issue. Munna Singh Chauhan and Dr Hari Singh Dhillon (both RDL) said that farmers were being exploited on the issue. Chauhan said delay in cane price had badly affected the farmers. The leader of the House Ahmad Hasan assured the members that price would be announced soon.