BSP in minority in Upper House

Updated on May 21, 2007 06:19 PM IST
The "minority scenario" for the ruling party has emerged after a long time in 100-member House, reports M Hasan.
HT Image
HT Image
Hindustan Times | ByM Hasan, Lucknow

The Opposition-dominated Vidhan Parishad (Upper House), has created a piquant situation for the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the House. The "minority scenario" for the ruling party has emerged after a long time in 100-member House.

The Samajwadi Party has 38 members followed by BJP, 24, BSP, 12, teachers’ group, nine, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), 6, Congress, three, Samajwadi Janata Party one and independents four. There are three vacancies.

While in 401-member state assembly the BSP has 206 members, the ruling party is in utter minority in Upper House, which could pose functional problems.

Talking to Hindustan Times the leader of Opposition Ahmad Hasan said on Monday "we will play full opposition role". Even though Hasan said no decision has so far been taken about any issue, he said "aap dekhye ga ham kal kiya karte hai" (you will see what we do in the House tomorrow).

However the leader of teachers’ group Om Prakash Sharma did not see much problem in the passage of government bills. "Ruling-party-in-minority situation has come after nearly two decades but in the past also the House played constructive role," Sharma said and added "the teachers group would neither press for vote nor associate with any such demand by the Opposition".

Sharma said "teachers group would like to honour the decision of lower House unless there is hasty decision on any public issue". He said "BSP is weak in numbers but it is unlikely to face any functional problem".

The RLD leader Munna Singh Chauhan however said "the party would play role of Opposition and we have already moved amendments on the Governor’s address". Chauhan did not rule out the possibility of problems during the passage of Bills. He said "necessary bills would be okayed but the BSP government would not be allowed bulldoze the House".

Sharma said Upper House could withhold a Bill for one month and thereafter the lower House could adopt resolution on the Bill for its passage. "In this situation the approval of upper house is not required," Sharma said and added "if Upper House rejects the bill then lower House would have to pass it again and there is no need to send it to the Elders again". "But the Upper House doesn’t have power to reject Finance Bill," Sharma remarked.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Unemployed ETT teachers staged a protest, demanding tweaks in recruitment process in Mohali. (Ravi Kumar/ HT)

    Unemployed ETT teachers demand tweaks in recruitment process in Mohali

    Unemployed elementary teacher training (ETT) teachers on Tuesday held a protest over their longstanding demands pertaining to recruitment porcess. Speaking on the occasion, Unemployed ETT Teachers Union president Deepak Kamboj said they were demanding that the joining letter of ETT 6635 recruitment be issued at the earliest and the subsequent process be initiated.

  • A Chandigarh resident was duped of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,905 after sharing OTP over phone. (iStockphoto)

    Chandigarh resident duped of 40,905 after sharing OTP over phone

    A resident of Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra, was duped by an unidentified woman who impersonated a bank employee and cheated Dinesh Kumar Badhwar of ₹40,905. Badhwar alleged that the woman noted the one-time password shared with him and later completed a transaction of ₹40,905. A case under Sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian penal Code has been registered at the cyber crime police station.

  • Police arrested an employee for stealing gold bangle from a shop where he worked at in Chandigarh. (HT File)

    Employee held for stealing gold bangle from Chandigarh shop

    Police have arrested a Kharar resident for stealing a gold bangle from a Sector-22 shop where Singh is employed. Police said, the manager of Durga Trading Company in Sector 22, Bittu Verma, alleged that their employee, Baldeep Singh of MC Colony, Kharar, stole a gold bangle weighing 28.27 gm on July 25. On detecting the theft, he filed a police complaint. Following a probe, police arrested Singh on Monday.

  • Over 19,000 students applied for the 13,570 Class 11 seats at Chandigarh’s government schools. (HT File)

    Over 19,000 apply for 13,570 Class 11 seats at Chandigarh’s government schools

    Over 19,000 students have staked claim for the 13,570 Class-11 seats at Chandigarh's government schools as the online portal for submitting application forms was closed on Tuesday evening. As per data shared by the UT education department, 21,367 students registered online, of which, 19,271 submitted application forms. The portal remained open till 5.30 pm on Tuesday. “Counselling will be held to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance,” he said.

  • Cameras inside e-buses in U.P. linked to control room for efficient monitoring (File)

    Cameras inside e-buses in U.P. linked to control room for efficient monitoring

    Cameras installed in electric buses or e-buses in Lucknow would now be linked to bus depot control room for efficient monitoring of passengers. “The cameras have been linked to our control room and monitoring has begun by control room staff. Now the acts of eve-teasing or theft would be efficiently checked,” said Pallav Bose, a senior official of Lucknow City Transport Services. There are 105 electric buses or e-buses in Lucknow, running on 22-routes.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now