Lucknow: Amid walkouts and uproarious
scenes, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly today passed supplementary
demands for grants totalling Rs 5461.72 crore which included
Rs 490 crore for setting up parks and memorials for Dalit
The House passed the demands by voice vote as the BJP
and the Congress staged walkouts demanding a discussion on the
provision relating to grants for setting up parks and upkeep
of memorials in the name of Kanshi Ram and other Dalit
With Samajwadi Party members storming the well over a
different issue, the supplementary demands were passed amid
Yesterday, the government presented the supplementary
demands in the Vidhan Sabha with a provision of Rs 409.41
crore for Kanshi Ram Green Eco garden coming up at the Jail
Road in the state capital.
A provision of over Rs 82 crore was also made for
the upkeep of Kanshi Ram Smarak Sthal and Dr Bhim Rao Samajik
Later talking to reporters, Congress Legislature Party
Leader Pramod Tewari alleged the government was indulging in
gross financial indiscipline.
This had forced it to bring the supplementary demands
just four months after the annual budget, he said adding this
would further burden the common man.
BJP leader Satish Mahana said the Mayawati government
had enough money for parks and memorials but nothing for the
The BJP members wanted to speak on the matter but could
not do so as bedlam prevailed in the House and, therefore,
staged a walkout, he said.