Maya gets split-UP resolution passed

State of the matter: Opposition outwitted by BSP supremo
Last Updated 21 November 2011, 20:15 IST

Soon after the passage of the resolution, the assembly was adjourned sine die without taking up the notices related to no-confidence motions and giving the opposition parties no chance to corner the government.

The opposition accused Mayawati of “murdering democracy” and demanded the dismissal of her government and scrapping of the House proceedings. A belligerent chief minister squarely blamed the former for the “hasty” adjournment of the assembly.

The much-awaited proceedings of the House began on a stormy note in the morning.  The opposition members, carrying banners, posters and denouncing Mayawati regime, trooped into the well of the house. The Samajwadi Party and BJP, which had given the notices for no-confidence motions, wanted immediate discussion on them by suspending the buisness of the house.

The opposition MLAs threw paper missiles towards the Speaker's chair and chanted anti-government slogans without paying heed to the repeated pleas by the latter to take their seats. The Speaker then adjourned the house for over an hour, barely a few minutes after it had met in the day.

When the house re-assembled at 1220 hours, the opposition legislators continued with slogan shouting. But, the government went ahead with the agenda amidst the din and after the passage of the vote-on-account for the first four months of the next financial year adopted the resolution seeking to split UP into four smaller states.

Mayawati moved the split UP resolution, although it was not on the day's agenda, issued by the assembly secretariat. The house was unexpectedly adjourned sine die immediately after the passage of the resolution. The opposition dubbed the move ‘undemocratic’ and accused the Speaker of being ‘partisan’.

“We have been demanding it (split of UP ) for the past many years but the centre did not pay any attention so we had to get the resolution passed by the house,” she later told reporters adding that the resolution will be sent to the Centre “soon” for necessary action.

No dissolution of Assembly: CM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday rubbished reports that she was contemplating a recommendation relating to the dissolution of the assembly as her government had been reduced to minority. “My government has more than the required number...there is no question of recommending dissolution of the assembly”, Mayawati told reporters. “It is a well planned conspiracy hatched by the opposition parties to create confusion among the people.”

(Published 21 November 2011, 07:23 IST)

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