Tahlka News Bureau
LUCKNOW: On Monday, a huge chaos was seen during the first sitting of the state GST Bill in the 17th Uttar Pradesh Assembly in Lucknow, the opposition disrupted the proceedings throwing paper balls at Governor Ram Nayak.
Soon after the national anthem ended, legislators of the Bahujan Samajawadi Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) started shooting paper balls in the air and at the Governor, raising slogans on the issue of law and order in Uttar Pradesh. They were carrying slogans and banners against the BJP-led Yogi Adityanath government in the state. Governor Ram Nayak said the behavior of the opposition was being witnessed by the whole state.
The pandemonium continued for more than 30 minutes.
The opposition criticized the BJP government of failing to fulfill its electoral promises of lone waiver for farmers and keeping criminals and mafias under its umbrella.
Congress legislator from Rampur Khas, Aradhna Mishra, held playcards on the issue of poor voltage, power cuts and lack of security for women. SP spokesperson Rajenra Chaudhry accused the stated government of failing to keep up in all fronts and said that, "people wearing saffron scarf's had cut loose on the streets and were taking law into their hands."
Leader of the Congress legislature party Ajay Kumar Lallu accused the Yogi Government of lying on the loan waiver for farmers and said nothing has been done to ensure payments of arrears for cane growers.
The house was first adjourned till 12 pm.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tabled the Goods and Services Tax ( GST) Bill in the House when it reassembled after Governor Ram Nayak's addressing to the joint sitting of the state legislature.
The session was convened especially for introduction and passage of the GST Bill by the Narendra Modi led Central government keen on rolling out the indirect tax regime from July 1.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a three-fourth majority in the 403 member state assembly with 325 members along its allies, while the SP has 47, the BSP 19 and the Congress has 7. The House was adjourned till Tuesday.