Fake MLA enters Assembly complex

Fake MLA enters Assembly complex

Woman claims she wanted to check level of security on the premises

Claiming to be an MLA, a woman managed to enter the fortified Assembly complex here on Tuesday creating a security scare.

Sarita Jaiswal claimed to be a Congress MLA from Kidwai Nagar Assembly seat in Kanpur, was, however, intercepted before she could gain access to the main Assembly building by security personnel and later arrested.

She could not produce any document to prove that she indeed was an MLA. Incidently, Ajai Kapoor of Congress is the MLA from Kidwai Nagar constituency.

“I was just trying to check whether the security arrangements in and around the Assembly were satisfactory or not,” she said.

Police were interrogating the woman. Security in and around the Assembly premises has been beefed up.

Maintain decorum 

A day after BSP MLAs created ruckus during Governor B L Joshi’s address to the joint sitting of UP legislature, Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey hoped that the members would maintain decorum and follow the rules in future.

Pramod Tewari of Congress, through a question of propriety, drew the attention of the Assembly to the unruly behaviour of some members during the Governor’s address on Monday. Speaker Pandey hoped that the members would behave as per the rules in future. Chaos marked the inaugural session of Assembly on Monday when slogan-shouting MLAs from main opposition BSP disrupted Joshi’s address.

‘No civic polls during budget session’

BJP MLAs on Tuesday objected to holding of urban local bodies elections during the budget session reports PTI from Lucknow. Radha Mohan Das Agarwal and Hukum Singh, through a question of propriety, drew the attention of the House over the notification for local bodies’ elections at a time when the budget session was on.

Citing the case of the budget session of Parliament being postponed in the wake of Assembly polls in five states, Agarwal said announcements and financial grants would have to be made and this would violate model code of conduct. He asked for postponing either the elections or the budget session of the House for a month or two. Pramod Tewari of Congress said members of the House would require time for campaigning.

Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey said the matter would be taken up during the business advisory committee meeting. Parliamentary affairs minister Azam Khan cited an earlier ruling of former speaker, Kesari Nath Tripathi to stress that both the urban local bodies elections and budget session were separate issues. Citing compulsions, Khan said notification of polls could not be delayed.

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