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Uproar in UP Assembly over Adityanath's reported remark

Press Trust of India 

The Legislative Assembly today witnessed noise scenes and uproar as Samajwadi Party members lodged a strong protest against a reported remark by against socialism.

Soon after the Question Hour, of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary said the chief minister, at a recent event in Lucknow, had referred to socialist ideology as promoter of terrorism, corruption and nepotism.

"A statement to this effect from a responsible is condemnable... Socialism has also been discussed in the Constitution," Chaudhary said demanding the apologise for his statement.

Reacting to Chaudhary's demand, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister said the of Opposition had incorrect information.

"The respects (socialist leader) and he has said this many times...He (Chaudhary) is wasting the time of the House by taking notice of what has been stated in newspapers," Khanna said prompting members to rush to the Well of the House raising slogans.

"Casteism was rampant during the government..a particular caste was being promoted," Khanna retorted.

As the noisy scenes continued, Hriday Narain Dixit adjourned the House, first in phases, and later for the day.

members were protesting against the chief minister's reported remarks allegedly linking "samajwad to atankwad" as carried by a local Hindi newspaper.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:45 IST