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BJP to boycott UP Governor's address to assembly

lucknow Updated: Feb 10, 2009 10:22 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said it will boycott the Uttar Pradesh Governor's address on the first day of the budget session of the assembly protesting alleged non-implementation of several welfare schemes announced in his previous year's speech in the House.

In a statement issued here, leader of BJP legislature party Om Prakash Singh said "it has been decided to boycott the Governor's address.

Singh alleged the announcements made by the Governor about the various schemes and projects of the state government during 2007-08 have not been properly implemented and many of the announcements are yet to be implemented."

He also highlighted the plight of farmers in the state and termed the Mayawati government as "anti-farmer".

"The state government has completely failed in handling the law and order situation in the state and the law and order machinery has been dismantled in the state," Singh charged.

Congress legislature party leader Pramod Tiwari said "the Governor's address will be opposed by the party but the party would not boycott the address."

Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said the party will decide its course of action on Tuesday.