‘Resolution to divide UP is a diversionary tactic`

Samajwadi Party on Monday said it would ask the Centre to direct the Governor to quash the proceedings of the House.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2011, 21:21 PM IST

New Delhi: Dubbing the resolution passed by
UP Assembly to divide the state into four parts as a
"diversionary tactic", Samajwadi Party on Monday said it would ask
the Centre to direct the Governor to quash the proceedings of
the House.

"We will not allow the division to take place at any
cost...Since the Assembly proceedings did not take place, the
resolution is unconstitutional. We will demand the Centre to
direct Governor (B L Joshi) to quash the proceedings of the
Legislative Assembly," SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav told
reporters here.

Yadav said even Chief Minister Mayawati has admitted that
the proceedings of the House could not take place following
protests by the opposition.

He said SP workers will "hit the streets" to protest the
resolution even as the party will talk to other political
parties in Parliament to oppose the move of the BSP
government.

"We will talk to all parties to explain to them that
division of Uttar Pradesh is against the people," Yadav said
when asked whether he will talk to Congress, BJP and RLD on
the issue during the Winter session of Parliament beginning
tomorrow.

Yadav, a former Chief Minister of UP, said the resolution
was an effort by Mayawati to divert the attention of the
people from the issue of corruption.

PTI