Lucknow, May 15, 2017: The first session of the newly elected Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly witnessed a murky start on Monday as the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs staged protest over the alleged breakdown in the law and order situation in the state and disrupted Governor’s joint address.
According to reports, the protesting lawmakers marched to the Well as Governor Ram Naik was addressing the joint sitting of both the legislative assembly and legislative council. Holding placards, MLAs from both the parties raised anti-national slogans and threw paper balls at the Governor.
The MLAs were protesting against the recent caste and communal violence in Bulandshahr, Saharanpur, Gonda and Sambhal.
The session is expected to table the state bill for implementation of the Goods and Services Tax which has already been passed by the Parliament and now requires nod of the states to notify rule and regulations by the respective state governments.
For the first time, in the wake to give a push to transparent working, the house proceedings of the UP Assembly are being telecast live on Television and this responsibility is entrusted on Doordarshan.
The decision was taken in a meeting of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Assembly speaker Hriday Narayan Dexit yesterday.
CM Adityanath said that people also should directly see the activities of their elected representatives in the house. Dexit called an all party meeting for smooth running of the house yesterday and appealed for cooperation.