SP, BSP members clash in LS

Members of SP and BSP on Tuesday clashed in the Lok Sabha and forced adjournment of the House for about an hour after the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh was accused of circumventing the democratic processes in the state.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2011, 16:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Members of Samajwadi Party and BSP
on Tuesday clashed in the Lok Sabha and forced adjournment of the
House for about an hour after the Mayawati government in Uttar
Pradesh was accused of circumventing the democratic processes
in the state.
During the Zero Hour, Dharmendra Yadav (SP) referred to
the developments in the UP Assembly yesterday, saying the
party has moved an Adjournment Motion to discuss the issue.

He alleged that the BSP government was using force to
bulldoze its way by circumventing the democratic processes.

Yadav was expressing concern over the way certain bills
were quickly passed in the UP Assembly yesterday amid din,
ignoring protests from the entire Opposition.

He was supported by party members, some of whom rushed to
the Well carrying placards reading "Loktantra ki hatyari
sarkar ko barkhast karo (dismiss the government which has
murdered democracy)."

BSP members immediately countered the charges against
their government, leading to an uproar.
In the din, nothing could be heard and within minutes
Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House for lunch.

Earlier, Congress member Jagdambika Pal raised the issue
of police firing in Gautam Budh Nagar of UP yesterday on
farmers protesting against land acquisition.

He demanded that acquisition of farmers` land should be
stopped till a bill in this regard is brought in Parliament.

PTI