UP govt to face heat in Winter Session

he BJP, upbeat after its victory in recent municipal polls, will face a pugnacious Opposition.

Lucknow: The Winter Session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly, which begins on Thursday, could lead to another face-off between the ruling BJP and the opposition parties.

The BJP, upbeat after its victory in recent municipal polls, will face a pugnacious Opposition.

Since the results of the Gujarat elections will be declared when the session is on, the battle lines between the ruling and Opposition parties will be firmed up further.

In the last Assembly session in July this year, the Samajwadi Party had boycotted the entire session, accusing the BJP of threatening Opposition leaders and using unparliamentary language.

In the upcoming session, the Opposition parties have a list of issues that they will use to nail the Yogi Adityanath government. From deaths of children in BRD medical college in Gorakhpur to the increasing cases of crime against women, the government machinery, behaviour of BJP leaders the bureaucracy, the BJP’s defeat in the rural areas and the recent hike in — the opposition is armed with ammunition.

The leader of opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary said, “This government has no concern for the people and their welfare. It has proved to be an utter failure and there are no signs of governance at all. The government has convened the session for only one week because they do not have the courage to face the opposition but we will also nail them”.

The state government, on the other hand, is confident of sailing through with ease. “The opposition can only make noise. There is no unity and each one sings its own tune”, remarked a BJP minister.

The state government will be bringing a supplementary budget on December 18. The government will also introduce five ordinances including one for creating the Prayag Raj Mela Authority.

The proposed authority would be chaired by the divisional commissioner of Allahabad. The Magh Mela is organised at the Sangam every year, whereas the Ardh Kumbh is organised every six years and the Kumbh every twelve years under the United Province Mela Act, 1938. However, on October 24, the state cabinet had cleared a proposal for the formation of an authority which would ensure the development of infrastructure facilities for pilgrims, organization of the Mela and maintenance of the Sangam site.

The government will also introduce a bill UP Control of Organized Crime Act in this session.

The other ordinances include UP Excise (amendment) ordinance, UP Junior high school (amendment) ordinance, UP basic education (amendment) ordinance and UP Cooperative Societies (amendment) ordinance.

The Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit will also be decided on a petition filed by the BJP , seeking proceedings against opposition members who had boycotted the last session and had even held a parallel ‘assembly session’.

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