The demonstration started an hour before the budget session began and the SP legislators were involved in a scuffle with the marshals who tried to clear the area. Some media persons were also heckled in the scuffle.
LUCKNOW — Samajwadi Party legislators, on Monday, staged a demonstration at the statue of Chaudhary Charan Singh in the Vidhan Bhawan to register their protest against the breakdown of law and order, inflation, atrocities on weaker sections and rampant use of bulldozer against the poor.
The demonstration started an hour before the budget session began and the SP legislators were involved in a scuffle with the marshals who tried to clear the area.
SP MLAs led by party general secretary Shivpal Singh Yadav sat on a dharna at the entry gate of the Assembly with placards in their hands raising issues related to farmers and the law and order situation in the state, reports PTI.
Mr. Yadav told reporters that they want the session to run so that they can raise issues of public interest.
Some media persons were also heckled in the scuffle.
The SP legislators carried placards with slogans against the policies of the state government.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said before the session that the opposition should maintain the dignity of the House and the government was ready to answer all their queries on various issues.
The budget session of the state started at 11 am with Governor Anandiben Patel’s address. The Opposition SP legislators disrupted Governor’s address with ” Rajyapal wapas jao” slogans. (With inputs from IANS)
Photo courtesy PTI: Samajwadi Party MLA Shivpal Singh Yadav with party leaders stages a protest during the Budget Session of Uttar Pradesh Assembly, at Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow on Monday.