During the meeting, the Governor said the state has immense possibilities in tourism, health, industries and education sector, according to an official spokesman.
The video of a mock drill purportedly showed some volunteers wearing skull caps at the camp held in Karsevakpuram — the VHP workshop in Ayodhya.
This assumes significance amid Azam Khan blaming the Raj Bhavan for “stalling Bills”, saying that it gave an impression that the Governor was working under the influence of a particular party.
Wants both Houses to discuss them.
Ram Naik has made the claim in his memoir ‘Chaireveti, Chaireveti’ (Keep Moving) written in Marathi, which was released here recently.
The lone medical university in UP is Lucknow’s King George Medical University; the rest are medical colleges or institutes.
This book is not my biography but depicts the political and social life of a BJP leader, MP, MLA and minister.
Asked about the comparison he made with “dumb people”, Naik said: “I was just making a reference that there are some dumb people who cannot sing. So, it is better to ignore them.”
Khan has been engaged in a war of words with Naik for some time, accusing the Governor of being a “kar sevak” and “communally vitiating” the atmosphere in UP at the “behest” of the Modi govt.
In May last year, the government had recommended for nomination nine names as MLCs under various categories. The Raj Bhavan had cleared four of them in July last year and withheld decision on five.
On Monday, the Governor rejected the five names submitted by the Akhilesh Yadav government and asked it to send fresh nominations.
While party workers protested Friday evening by burning Naik’s effigy in Rampur, senior leaders Saturday termed the development as an effort by some communal forces to tarnish the image of its government.
He had said in the Assembly that it appeared that Governor did not wish to take action against members of “one particular party”.
Azam Khan had also alleged that the Governor does not want action against members of one particular party.
“The Governor has written to Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey asking him to provide unedited copy of the transcript, and audio and video CD of the proceedings of the House at the earliest.”