Yogi Adityanath-led BJP Government in Uttar Pradesh on Monday faced the Opposition for the first time in 15th UP Assembly session.
The first session of the newly elected Assembly began at as a stormy affair with the opposition parties deciding to take on the Yogi Adityanath government on the law and order front.
The government too is arming itself with all the relevant data to hit back at the opposition, which has only 74 MLAs against the BJP and its allies’ massive strength of 325 in the 403-member House.
Here are the live updates:
#1:35 PM: Akhilesh kept quiet, watched everything silently.Opposition blew whistles, threw paper balls at Governor, shows their mindset: SN Singh, UP Min
#1:30 PM: GST Bill tabled in the House amid the ruckus. The discussion will be held on Tuesday. MLAs will attend a workshop at 4 PM regarding the bill.
Pandemonium in Uttar Pradesh assembly over law and order situation in the state. pic.twitter.com/vHzuFIafRZ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 15, 2017
#11:00 AM: Opposition parties create ruckus, papers thrown in the well of the House during Governor's address
Lucknow: Security arrangements in place for the first session of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, today pic.twitter.com/vI5MUbJOgi— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 15, 2017
BJP Legislative Party Meet
The BJP legislature party met on Sunday to fine tune its strategy to counter the expected opposition onslaught and also to highlight the achievements of the government in its nearly two months in office.
आज लखनऊ में 15 मई, 2017 से शुरु हो रहे विधान सभा सत्र के सुचारु संचालन के लिए आहुत बैठक में विचार-विमर्श किया। साथ में विधान सभा अध्यक्ष। pic.twitter.com/ottU7lipX6— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) May 14, 2017
The opposition BSP and SP also convened their respective legislature party meetings to discuss ways to corner the government, especially on the law and order front.
Highlights of the session
The session will begin with Governor Ram Naik addressing a joint sitting of the state legislature where he is expected to highlight the achievements of the government.
Apart from possible ruckus over recent law and order issues, the key issues scheduled for House are GST Bill. A special GST workshop is being organised for all MLAs and MLCs on Monday, coinciding with the first day of the session to provide them with adequate information on the matter.
The Assembly secretariat maintained that there will be six sittings in the first session. From Tuesday to Thursday, time will be given for debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address, which will continue till next Monday.
The House may have more sittings if Business Advisory Committee of the Assembly so decided.