LUCKNOW: Accusing the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh of not being serious on the issue of education, Opposition parties staged a walkout from the state Assembly today.
During the Question Hour, Samajwadi Party member Nitin Agarwal sought to know whether the Kanya Vidya Dhan scheme had been discontinued.
UP's Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna replied that as there was no provision in the budget, the scheme was not being run.
Not satisfied with the answer, the SP member alleged that the government was not serious on the issue as a scheme for the welfare of girl students had been discontinued.
The leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury said the government was not giving a satisfactory reply following which the SP members walked out.
BSP leader Lalji Verma also walked out with his party members accusing the government of being not concerned about the education of the poor.
Congress Legislative Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu said that over 10 lakh students had not taken the UP board examinations.
"Will the government take their responsibility? Poor students are the sufferers," he added while walking out with party members.