In the Uttar Pradesh state assembly, the Opposition parties are ganging up against the CM Yogi. Opposition members accused CM Yogi of using “unparliamentary language” during his speech in the House and pressurizing the speaker to expunge those remarks from the proceedings.
The leader of Opposition and SP leader Govind Chowdhury raised the issue and accused the CM Yogi of using unparliamentary language in his reply on state’s supplementary budget yesterday.
The Congress Legislature Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu accused CM Yogi of comparing political parties and persons with animals and demanded expunction of unparliamentary words from the proceedings.
However, Suresh Kumar Khanna -Parliamentary Affairs Minister- maintained CM had not used any unparliamentary words in his speech. Khanna said, “You can get the speech examined. There was nothing objectionable or unparliamentary in the CM’s speech. Many times comparisons are drawn in an address. No names were taken by CM Yogi.”
Speaker of the House -Hriday Narayan Dixit- said that he would discuss the matter with other ministers and also added, “he is reserving his decision on the matter”.
CM Yogi had actually used a proverb to denounce the unholy alliance of SP and BSP in the state. In the absence of opposition parties which had staged a walkout as a mark of their protest, CM Yogi in the House had said, “A sort of ‘Chipko’ (sticking together) movement is presently underway in the state. The BSP says it maintains distance with the SP. Don’t know how much distance they have. Snake can never become a mole. It will always bite.” As is clearly evident, there is nothing unparliamentary in the language of CM Yogi. He had just cited an example which meant to describe various parties of different ideologies coming together to defeat the BJP. But the opposition is trying to a make issue out of non-issue.
It is very well known that CM Yogi always calls a spade a spade and does not care about being politically correct but the criticism he is facing from the people is ironic considering the fact that in the past they have resorted to the most unethical and unparliamentary behavior. The SP’s patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in his infamous words justified rape. He had said, “ladke hain, galti ho jaati hai.” MLAs’ of SP in the past had created a riot like situation in the UP state assembly. According to this report, in August 2002, “Samajwadi Party members led by Khan himself wrestled with the marshals and tore all official documents and stationery kept with the assembly secretary and other assembly reporters seated below the speaker’s podium. Climbing atop the desks they dismantled the mike on the secretary’s desk and flung the papers all over the well of the House.”
In May 2012, BSP MLAs created ruckus in the state assembly.
Following are the videos of rampage in the UP state assembly.
MLAs of Samajwadi party attacked a guest house where an opposition leader (and now SP ally, Mayawati) was staying. That was the blackest day in the history of Uttar Pradesh politics where the members of the SP had misbehaved with Mayawati. Castiest and sexual abuses were thrown at her and she was also beaten up. Eventually, it was the BJP MLA Brahm Dutt Tiwari who protected Mayawati and took her to a safe place.
The party whose members in the past have resorted to the most unethical and unparliamentary behaviour are now accusing a monk of using unparliamentary language only just to score some cheap political points.