Certain references made by the BJP's Dal Bahadur Kori, who was earlier with the BSP, about the BSP and its leader during the Motion of Thanks prompted the party members, led by Lalji Verma and Sukhdev Rajbhar, to raise objections.
Responding to the objections, Minister for Labour and Employment Swami Prasad Maurya, who was also in the BSP and had quit after levelling serious allegations against party president Mayawati, came to the defence of Kori, saying that he had only expressed what he went through when he was in that party.
This led to heated exchanges between the BSP members and Maurya.
With the BSP pressing that they would settle for nothing less than Kori expressing regret over his taking names in the House, Maurya said no names had been taken and objectionable portions could be taken out.
When the House reassembled, Kori said it was because of the BJP that the BSP formed its government thrice in the state and he also withdrew his words that were objected to.
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