Last Updated: February 20, 2023, 11:25 IST
The Budget Session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly started on a stormy notice on Monday with protests by Opposition MLAs in opposition to the governor’s tackle and outdoors the meeting in Lucknow.
Opposition MLAs raised slogans of “Rajyapal Go Back” (Governor go back) and displayed placards in the Assembly while opposing Governor Anandiben Patel’s address at the commencement of the Budget session.
#WATCH | Uttar Pradesh: Opposition MLAs elevate slogans of “Rajyapal Go Back” (Governor return) and present placards in the Assembly as they oppose the Governor’s Address on the graduation of the Budget session.Earlier this morning, SP MLAs protest in opposition to the state authorities. pic.twitter.com/8xsdpf0ArW
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Earlier, Samajwadi Party (SP) MLAs protested with placards exterior the state meeting in opposition to the state authorities and have been restrained by safety personnel.
#WATCH | Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi Party (SP) MLAs protest in opposition to the state authorities, exterior the state meeting in Lucknow forward of the graduation of the Assembly Session. pic.twitter.com/eeJmldLVMv— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) February 20, 2023
SP MLAs led by get together basic secretary Shivpal Singh Yadav sat on a dharna on the entry gate of the meeting with placards in their fingers elevating points to farmers and regulation and order scenario in the state, as per PTI.
While making an attempt to evict SP legislators, marshals posted in the premises have been additionally concerned in a scuffle with photojournalists on the web site resulting in protests.
Speaking to reporters exterior the state meeting, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath mentioned he appealed to opposition leaders to let the proceedings run easily.
“It is the work of Government to have discussions on points raised in the Assembly. The session will probably be run from 20th Feb to 10th March, if wanted we’ll even have discussions on Saturdays. I enchantment to the opposition to assist us run the Assembly easily,” he said, as quoted by ANI.
Meanwhile, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav slammed the government over farmer issues. “A government that looted and destroyed farmers, didn’t pay attention to farming, didn’t set up a mandi for irrigation, fertilisers, pesticides… it’s a liar government that said they’ll give Rs 1 lakh crore for infrastructure of mandis. Did they make even one mandi in UP?” he requested.
Raising the problem of the mother-daughter self-immolation in Kanpur Dehat not too long ago, he added, “Law and order has collapsed. Recently, a mom and a daughter burnt to loss of life. Why? Due to state authorities, administration and bulldozer. You are going round with bulldozers, anticipating that investments will come. You are displaying folks goals.”
State Finance Minister Suresh Khanna is expected to table the Budget 2023-24 on February 22. The Session commenced with an address by Governor Anandiben Patel in a joint session of both Houses – Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council on the first day.
In the special meeting, the Chief Minister had reviewed the department-wise utilization of the funds provided in the current financial budget and gave necessary guidelines to speed up the development works as per public expectations.
Addressing the meeting, Yogi Adityanath said, “All the departments should prepare and send their proposals for the budget according to their future plans. The upcoming budget will be in line with the aspirations of 25 crore people. Include the points of the public welfare resolution letter in the budget proposal. Make sure your offer is realistic. Demand as much as you need.”
(With inputs from ANI)
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