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Lucknow's Vidhan Parishad adjourns for the day

Governor TV Rajeswar's comments against previous Mulayam Singh Yadav's government leads to chaos by the Samajwadi Party members, reports M Hasan.
Hindustan Times | By M Hasan, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2007 05:48 PM IST

Vidhan Parishad got adjourned on Monday due to chaos. The Samajwadi Party members were agitated over the Governor TV Rajeswar's comments against previous Mulayam Singh Yadav's government during his address to joint session of Vidhan Mandal on Monday.

As soon as the House assembled to transact the scheduled business, the leader of the opposition Ahmad Hasan said the governor's statement declaring previous government as 'unconstitutional' was highly objectionable. Hasan said it would not be tolerated.

As Hasan pressed for the deletion of the Governor's comments from his address, amid slogan-shouting SP members rushed to the well of the House and resorted to dharna.

Even though the chairman Chaudhury Sukhram Singh Yadav asked the agitated members to first complete question hour, unrelenting SP members assailed the Mayawati government for 'political murders' during the last few days.

Yadav also repeatedly asked Hasan to cooperate in the smooth functioning of the House. While the SP members continued to raise slogans leading the chairman to adjourn the House for 15 minutes, which was later extended.

Hasan said Governor had questioned the constitutional validity of the previous government which is serious issue. Hasan said, "Governor's statement demonstrated his weakness".

He added that Mayawati government has adopted dictatorial behaviour. As the House reassembled the chairman amid din rushed through the process of tabling of motion of thanks on Governor's address and adjourned the House for the day.

The Governor, while addressing the joint session had said, "You have seen that an atmosphere of anarchy that prevailed in UP for the last four years. The people's verdict was ridiculed by forming an unconstitutional government after splitting political parties. All of you are aware of the sorry state of affairs of the state during this period".

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