CM slams Opposition for disrupting UP Assembly proceedings

Criticising the Opposition parties for uproar during Governor address on the opening day of the Budget Session in the UP Legislative Assembly, CM Mayawati said such an act was violation of the parliamentary traditions.

Last Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 15:24 PM IST

Lucknow: Criticising the Opposition parties
for uproar during Governor address on the opening day of the
Budget Session in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly,
Chief Minister Mayawati said such an act was violation of the
parliamentary traditions.

"As the leader of the House and chief minister I condemn
the behaviour of the opposition parties in strong words,"
Mayawati told reporters after the opposition members disrupted
the proceedings of the House during Governor`s address.

On the opposition`s demand of releasing jailed
independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya, she
said he has a long criminal history.

"Raja Bhaiyya, whose release SP MLAs are demanding, has
a past criminal history which is not hidden from anyone," she
said.

Mayawati alleged that SP was a party of goons and mafias
and this was the reason it was ousted from the power by the
people in 2007.

"People of the state will give a befitting reply to SP
and other opposition parties in 2012 Assembly elections," she
said.

On opposition demand`s to dismiss the government on the
issue of atrocities against women, the CM said government
facts prove that as compared to other states less cases of
women harassment took place in UP.

"Kareli incident in Allahabad, which happened during SP
regime, is an example of atrocities against women," she said.

Criticising Congress, Mayawati said it was during this
party`s regime Phoolan Devi emerged and was forced to take up
weapons.

"Whatever allegations are being levelled on the BSP
regime, such incidents had happened during the regime of
opposition parties as well," she said.

She alleged that while no action was being taken in cases
of atrocities against women in Congress ruled Delhi and
Haryana, BSP government did not hesitated in putting behind
the bar its ministers and MLAs found guilty in such cases.

"Allegations levelled by the opposition parties are
baseless. In reality since BSP came to power in UP law and
order has improved and development has taken place therefore
entire opposition is feeling desperate and disappointed," she
alleged.

"As the opposition parties have nothing left to say they
are levelling baseless allegations," Mayawati said.

PTI