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Din in UP House, Opposition stalls governor's address

Amid massive pandemonium, the entire opposition in UP assembly on Friday did not allow the governor BL Joshi to address the joint session of Vidhan Mandal on the inaugural day of budget session.

lucknow Updated: Feb 04, 2011 15:06 IST
HT Correspondent/ Rajesh

Amid massive pandemonium, the entire opposition in UP assembly on Friday did not allow the governor BL Joshi to address the joint session of Vidhan Mandal on the inaugural day of budget session.

Amid slogan-shouting, the members of Samajwadi Party wearing black clothes rushed to the well of the House forcing the governor to go after reading just one line of the address.

Even before the arrival of the governor the Opposition members displaying posters and banners had started slogan shouting. The SP members specially attacked the BSP government for rape of Sheelu in Banda by BSP MLA Purshotam Narain Dwevidi and arrest of independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhayya.

The Congress, BJP and RLD members also blasted the government for deteriorating law and order situation and lack of development. As soon as governor arrived the members raised slogan against the government. The House was thus adjourned.

Later assailing the Opposition, chief minister Mayawati said that they behaved in extremely unparliamentary manner. She said the behaviour of the Opposition and especially that of SP members was against the tradition and moral values. The chief minister said the SP’s advocacy for the jailed Raja Bhayya amply indicated that the party had now become “Raja Bhayya Goonda Samajwadi Party”. She said the people would give befitting reply to the SP in next assembly elections. Mayawati said that there had been considerable improvement in law and order situation during her regime. She said the opposition charges.

Rebutting the chief minister’s charges the leader of opposition Shivpal Yadav said there was anarchy and lawlessness in all over the state. He said at least one dozen BSP MLAs were in jail on various charges and half of the ministers would go to jail if there was free and fair investigation against them for their involvement in corruption. He said the governor should not have come to praise the functioning of the BSP government.