Don't Run 'Parallel House': Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Tells Opposition

Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh have been boycotting assembly proceedings, accusing the treasury benches of threatening them

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Don't Run 'Parallel House': Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Tells Opposition

The opposition has been boycotting Uttar Pradesh assembly proceedings since July 20 (File)

Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit today called "unfortunate" the decision of opposition members to boycott proceedings and run a "parallel house". He said he will notices to them seeking their reply. The opposition has been boycotting the proceedings, accusing the treasury benches of threatening them.

"Running a parallel house by members in Central Hall is unfortunate. I will send them notices and seek their reply as to what prompted them to do so. After their reply I will see what can be done," Mr Dixit.

Earlier, the matter was raised by BJP member Manish Asija who said opposition members running a "parallel House" was a matter of concern and should be condemned. Ashok Chandel and Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh also requested the speaker to take up the matter.

"Action should be taken against those who run parallel house in Central Hall. They run parallel house, now they will run parallel police station and courts. This is condemnable," BJP legislator Suresh Srivastava said.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said their action was "contempt of the house".

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"They could not tell what unparliamentary words were used by the leader of the house. There is no reason or justification for their action. Opposition should be asked why they did not attend the house," Mr Khanna said.

Members of the opposition Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress, who have been boycotting house proceedings since July 20, ran a "parallel House" in the Central hall on July 24.
 

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