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SP members walk out of UP Legislative Council

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

members today walked out of the Legislative Council expressing dissatisfaction over the government's reply on plans to double the income of farmers and improving cattle breeds.

An argument erupted between opposition members and agriculture while he was replying to a question of SP's Vasudev Yadav during the Question Hour on steps taken by the government to double the income of farmers.

Shahi said, "The Opposition is sweating, though it is the government which is running for farmers."

When Yadav sought to know what the government was doing to improve cattle breeds, Shahi said, "The government will improve the breeds which have been spoilt by the A foreign company's help is being taken."

This angered opposition members, who termed the minister's comment "insulting" and demanded a clarification.

of the Opposition said the BJP wanted to divert attention from the main issue.

SP's said farmers were not able to realise the input cost for their produce, and the government was talking about doubling their income.

Madhu Gupta of the asked the to clarify how the party spoilt cattle breeds, replying to which Shahi blamed the policies of the previous government.

He said the government would improve cattle breeds in four years.

Unsatisfied with the reply of the minister, members staged a walkout shouting anti-government slogans.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 15:40 IST