International Development News
Development News Edition

POLITICS-Uttar Pradesh Legislature's 36-hr-long special session concludes


POLITICS-Uttar Pradesh Legislature's 36-hr-long special session concludes

The marathon 36-hour-long special session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature, which commenced at 11 am on October 2 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi concluded on Thursday night. Both houses of the legislature, the Assembly and the Council, on Thursday passed a resolution asking the state government to take effective steps to achieve the sustainable development goals set up by the United Nations while adhering to the ideals of the Father of the Nation.

As the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly were going on, members of the Legislative Council too joined them following adjournment), thereby giving it the look of a joint meeting of both the houses. Asked to comment on the nature of the sitting and whether it should be termed as joint session of both the houses, Speaker of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Hriday Narayan Dixit told PTI, "It should not be construed as joint session or joint sitting. It can be called as 'sanyukt sammelan' (joint meeting)."

Dixit was joined by Ramesh Yadav, the chairman of the UP Legislative Council, who sat next to him as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath spoke for nearly one-and-half hours. Later, both the houses were were adjourned sine die.

In his speech, Adityanath also informed members of both the houses about the committees formed for achieving the goals. Adityanath, thanked the leaders of other opposition parties who participated in the special session for listening to the voice of conscience and for living to the values of democracy.

"Such continuous events are a rarity. In democracy, communication should continue. It is the best weapon, and if communication is disrupted, then it may become the cause of 'upadrav' (clash)," he said. Taking a jibe at the opposition, the Chief Minister said, "Initially they had said no to 48 hour-long-session. The fact is that it difficult for the opposition to sit even for a minute. The slogans, which they had raised in the name of the poor, have been unveiled. The opposition used to say that there is no discussion on poverty in the house, and when the discussions were going on, the opposition went 'nau-do-gyarah' (fled away)."

"The mandate given by the people in 2014, 2017 and 2019 shows that the people have given their mandate after seriously deliberating on various aspects," he added. Citing a couplet by Tulsidas 'jahaan sumati tahaan sampati nana, jahaan kumati tahaan bipatti nidana' (where there is wisdom, there is prosperity, and where this is stupidity, there is problem), he said that in the previous regimes the money meant for providing flood relief to people of the state was gobbled up, and they used to believe that doing such acts was their birth right.

"The scene has changed today and flood relief compensation reaches the kin of the deceased in 24 hours," he said. Hitting out at the Congress in particular, Adityanath said, "Those who fled from discussion, for them democracy means their family. The Congress should have participated in the session."

"A family does not like people from outside being hailed or honoured and it feels bad. Be it the case of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sardar Patel, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. They had said that Gandhian values should be imbibed. Do you imbibe Gandhian values through CWG scam?" he said. Adityanath said that the sustainable development goals will help Uttar Pradesh to move ahead as all the goals are inter-linked.

"The entire world is looking towards India, and India is looking towards UP," he said. Referring to the attendance of the Legislative Assembly, he said that on Wednesday at around 12 midnight, 103 MLAs were present, at 1 am there were 88 MLAs, while at around 2 am, there were 78 MLAs present.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

No lessons learnt, Delhi again facing haze and hazardous Air pollution

While the parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha Upper House were engaged in allegations and counter allegations on Thursday, the pollution was rising outside which soon took the form of a haze....

How to turn the aging population productive, ADB shows the path

Mature and older workers are not necessarily unproductive, and they may perform continuously well in certain types of work, but their productivity in others may naturally decline. In addition, the scarcity of young-to-middle-aged workers co...

How music can help expectant mothers during pregnancy

Music provides pleasant ambience for all but its more important for expectant mothers as besides ensuring pleasant environment for them it also directly and indirectly influences the unborn babies. There are various scientific findings to c...

EdTech: A technical approach to flexible and cost-effective education

Its hight time for the world to go for innovative approaches like e-learning over traditional learning methods that need physical infrastructure, long-term planning, and huge investment. ...

Videos

Latest News

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Tears and torment for Serbia after loss to Russia

Try telling Viktor Troicki and his Serbian team mates the revamped Davis Cup Finals dont matter. The 33-year-old was inconsolable on Friday after poking a routine volley out on Serbias third match point in the deciding doubles rubber of the...

2.94 lakh vacancies notified in 2018-19: Minister of Railways

A total of about 2.94 lakh vacancies for various Group C posts including Level-1 have been notified in years 2018 and 2019, said Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal here on Friday. In a written reply to a question in...

Resolution condemning human rights violations in Kashmir introduced in US Congress

A US lawmaker has introduced a resolution on Kashmir in the House of Representatives, condemning the alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and urged India and Pakistan to abstain from the use of force to settle the status of ...

Death threats prompt music exec to appeal for peace in feud with Taylor Swift

Music executive Scooter Braun on Friday said his family had received numerous death threats over a feud with singer Taylor Swift, and appealed to her to make peace.Braun, who earlier this year bought the Big Machine Group record label where...

Give Feedback