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Hooch case: Uproar in UP Assembly; Opposition asks CM to quit

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Alleging that laxity on the part of the government led to a large number of deaths after consumption of spurious liquor, opposition members Monday created chaos in the assembly and led to adjournment of the entire Question Hour.

Opposition members demanded resignation of in the wake of the hooch tragedies that struck Saharanpur and Kushinagar districts.

As soon as the House met, opposition SP, BSP and members tried to raise the matter terming it one of utmost importance.

SP and BSP members trooped into the Well of the House, raising anti-government slogans.

said the has taken stern action in the matter and those involved will not be spared.

The opposition members also raised slogans "CM istifa do" (CM should resign).

repeatedly pleaded with the angry opposition members to resume their seats, but they did not relent.

He then adjourned the House for 30 minutes and later extended the adjournment till 12.20 pm as a result of which the entire Question Hour was washed out.

Ajay Kumar Lallu, later talking to reporters, demanded a CBI probe in the matter and said the CM should take moral responsibility of the incident and resign.

The on Sunday night announced a probe by a special investigation team (SIT) into the twin tragedies.

An said the SIT has been constituted to make an in-depth inquiry into the tragedy that struck Saharanpur and Kushinagar districts last week.

The five-member SIT has been specifically asked to find whether there was any conspiracy behind the tragedies. It has also been asked to review past incidents and submit its report, suggesting measures to stop recurrence of such incidents, within 10 days.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 15:45 IST