“Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Leader of Opposition Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday sparred in the UP Assembly and made “personal remarks” at each other, forcing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to intervene.
The heated exchanges between Maurya and the Samajwadi Party chief took place during the discussion on Governor’s speech.
After Akhilesh concluded his speech in which he hit out at the BJP government over a range of issues — law and order, development work among others — and demanded amendments in the Governor’s speech to “reflect the real situation”, Maurya said he would ensure that the SP doesn’t come to power in the state “for the next 40 years”.
“Who made the roads, expressways, Metro? The way you are saying, it seems you have sold your land in Saifai to build all these,” he said. Maurya then remarked on Akhilesh’s health, which irked the SP chief. As he stood up and rebuked Maurya, Akhilesh made a personal comment about him, leading to an uproar in the House with SP and BJP MLAs engaging in a war of words.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had to intervene, saying unparliamentary words and threats should not be made part of the proceedings as it would set a wrong precedent.
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