Almost 100 legislators of the Samajwadi Party on Monday protested towards the Uttar Pradesh authorities exterior the Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow forward of the graduation of the state assembly session. Akhilesh Yadav’s party leaders had been seen holding placards with slogans comparable to “bulldozers”, “sugar cane dues”, “unemployment” and “regulation and order” as they sat on a dharna on the predominant portico of the Vidhan Sabha constructing.
The protest started at Chaudhary Charan Singh’s statue on the assembly premises amid a tussle with police personnel. SP nationwide common secretary Shivpal Singh Yadav was additionally seen on the protest donning the party’s signature pink cap for the primary time.
Yadav instructed reporters that they need the session to run in order that they’ll elevate problems with public curiosity.
Because the protest intensified, the MLAs received right into a scuffle with police personnel. All media individuals had been forcibly faraway from the dharna web site by marshals posted on the premises. A few of the media photographers had been additionally harm within the course of.
There was a heavy deployment of police on the assembly premises within the morning in view of the Samajwadi Party’s announcement that it’ll maintain an anti-government protest exterior the legislature constructing, in addition to inside on the joint session of each Homes.
The police had additionally positioned heavy barricading on the Vikramaditya Marg within the metropolis the place the Samajwadi Party workplace is positioned.
The Price range session of the UP assembly was scheduled to start at 11am.