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Heated exchanges lead to adjournment of UP Assembly for 55 minutes

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The Legislative Assembly today witnessed heated exchanges between the and some members on the treasury benches, leading to adjournment of the House for nearly 55 minutes.

Certain references made by the BJP's Dal Bahadur Kori, who was earlier with the BSP, about the and its leader during the Motion of Thanks prompted the party members, led by and Sukhdev Rajbhar, to raise objections.

Responding to the objections, for Labour and Employment Swami Prasad Maurya, who was also in the and had quit after levelling serious allegations against 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.

As the tiff continued, adjourned the House for 55 minutes in phases.

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.

termed the incident unfortunate.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 17:10 IST