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SP-BJP face-off continues in Uttar Pradesh

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The face-off between the and the ruling over the grounding of former Akhilesh Yadav's flight to Prayagraj yesterday intensified on Wednesday with SP workers taking to streets and protesting in different parts of the state.

workers protested at the busy Hazratganj in the state capital and raised anti-government slogans. They said they would now allow "dictatorship" of to ruin the state.

Alleging that law and order in the state has crashed, they demanded imposition of President's rule in the state.

There was uproar in both Houses of the Assembly as the treasury and Opposition benches traded charges against each other.

Decrying the cane-charge on party workers in Prayagraj on Tuesday, where was also injured, SP lawmakers said the ruling party was trying to "finish democracy" in the state.

Proceedings of the had to be stopped thrice due to noisy scenes.

of the Opposition in the Council Ahmad Hasan took charge of the attack and said that while people were dying after consuming spurious liquor in the state, the BJP government was trying to "patronise" the liquor mafia and muzzle the voices of dissent.

He said preventing from going to attend a students union event at the on Tuesday was "murder of democracy." "It is becoming impossible for decent people to live in the state," he added.

BJP leaders and lawmakers however trashed the allegations and said the SP was yet to come out of its anarchist mindset and was trying to disrupt peace, law and order in the state.

Earlier, a 15-member delegation of SP and leaders met and handed him a memorandum demanding his intervention in the matter.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 15:44 IST