UP legislative council adjourned over Minister`s comment

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 16:42

Lucknow: Comparison between SP`s election manifesto and religious books by a Minister resulted in an uproar in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council today, forcing adjournment of the House.

Replying to a question during Question Hour, Social Welfare Minister Awadhesh Prasad compared the election manifesto of SP with religious books, to which Congress and BSP raised objections.

Raising strong objections to the Minister`s comments, the Opposition members demanded that it should be removed from the proceeding of the House.

While Congress members staged a walkout, BSP members stormed into the Well, forcing adjournment of the House for 15 minutes.

When the House resumed with its business, the Speaker said that the objectionable parts will be expunged from the proceedings.

Later while talking to reporters, the Leader of Opposition Naseemuddin Siddiqui termed the SP`s manifesto, as a bunch of lies.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 16:19

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