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BJP demands immediate session of Uttar Pradesh assembly

Thursday, 1 November 2012 - 8:27pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI
The party claimed that the state government was not paying any attention to problems like deteriorating law and order, acute power crisis, development works and hike in cane prices.

Alleging rapid deterioration in the law-and-order situation in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP today urged the state government to convene an immediate session of the assembly.

"The state government is not paying any attention to problems like deteriorating law and order, acute power crisis, development works and hike in cane prices," Satish Mahana, deputy leader of the BJP legislative party, alleged in a statement issued here.

He said that in such circumstances the government should immediately convene a session of the house so that a detailed discussion could be held on the current situation.

Mahana claimed that chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had promised to convene the house every two months.

Meanwhile, state BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai alleged that the recent clashes in the state were due to the appeasement policy of the state government and the mentality of the police to work like activists of the Samajwadi Party, the ruling party in the state.

Bajpai claimed that within seven months of the government's formation 11 clashes had taken place in nine districts.

He said transfers and suspensions were carried out in the name of taking action, but administrative firmness was not evident. "Only FIRs are lodged, but no action is taken on them," Bajpai alleged.


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