UP Assembly session today began on a stormy note, with BSP and RLD members raising anti- government slogans and holding protests during Governor's address to the joint session.
As soon as the proceedings of the joint house began at 11 am, the BSP members climbed on their benches displaying banner and placards, and raised issues from law and order to farmers plight, besides demanding dismissal of the government.
Two RLD members took out their 'kurtas' in protest against the SP government, which they termed as 'anti-farmers'.
The MLAs - Veer Pal and Sudesh Sharma - were demanding payment of cane dues and trying to highlight the plight of cane farmers.
From the government side, Parliamentary Minister Mohammad Azam Khan counter-attacked and said they were shameless people, who have no right as they have looted the people of the state.
The address by Governor B L Joshi could not be heard amid the din and lasted for barely three to four minutes after which he left.
Later, the house was adjourned till 12.30 pm.
As announced, BJP members boycotted joint address by the Governor, stating it was an account of the activities and achievements of the government and the present regime has completely failed on all fronts.