Lucknow: The price rise issue figured in the
Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha today with the BJP charging the
state government with misleading the House and staging a
To a question on what policy has been formulated by the
government for checking price rise, Minister for Food and
Civil Supplies Ram Prasad Chaudhary gave an account of the
plan worked out for it.
The members, through supplementaries, wanted to know
whether the government would cut down on VAT on diesel, like
the Delhi government, to control prices.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Lalji Verma alleged that
inflation was the result of wrong economic policies of the
Union government and that Chief Minister Mayawati has drawn
attention on the same through letters.
BJP legislature party leader Om Prakash Singh alleged
that the entire work plan of the government has proved to be
ineffective and staged a walkout.
Earlier, Congress also staged a walkout during the
question hour accusing the government of ignoring the
interests of the grade four employees in the implementation of
sixth pay commission recommendations.
The party also staged a walkout in the zero hour
accusing the government of not being serious enough in
checking adulteration in food items and drugs, playing havoc
with the lives of common people.
Congress legislature party leader Pramod Tewari moved an
adjournment notice on the issue of adulteration in milk
products, cold drinks, vegetables, fertilisers, medicines and
Tewari also called for capital punishment or life
imprisonment to those found guilty of adulteration in
medicines and blood.
In his reply, Lalji Verma admitted the gravity of the
situation and said with the aim to effectively checking
adulteration, a separate Food and Drug Administration was
created and gave an account of the result of drives launched
by the government in this regard.
Alleging that the government was not serious on the
issue, Congress members staged a walkout.