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The House was later adjourned by speaker Mata Prasad Pandey.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with other legislators ahead of the fourth day of Assembly session in Lucknow on Monday Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with other legislators ahead of the fourth day of Assembly session in Lucknow on Monday

Opposition parties blamed the state government for not fulfilling its promises during the discussion after a Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator moved the vote of thanks on Governor’s joint address in the Assembly Monday. 

Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya termed the Governor’s address as a ‘government document’, which is a pack of lies.

“It includes only promises, which are far from reality. Even Dr Lohia would have been ashamed to see the present crop of Samajwadi leaders,” Maurya stated.

He also claimed that the SP is misusing government funds for publicity as Mulayam Singh Yadav’s picture is displayed on laptops distributed by the state government.

“We can accept CM’s picture, however, Mulayam is not even part of the government,” he stated.

Maurya also claimed state had failed to distribute sarees, blankets and free battery operated rickshaws as promised.

“The government has failed on law and order. Nearly 80 policemen have been killed. I am surprised how the Governor agreed to read this address,” Maurya claimed.

He also stated that the state, to take credit, is renaming schemes like the Kanshiram Garden, which has been renamed as Janeshwar Mishra Park and Rani Lakshmi Bai Pension scheme as Samajwadi Pension scheme.

“If incidents of crime were controlled, no one could have dared to steal the buffaloes of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan. The incident is a slap on the government’s face,” he said.

BJP’s Satish Mahana even cracked a joke on Azam’s buffaloes who immediately replied: “I am giving my buffaloes to Maurya. So much discussion has taken place and tomorrow only buffaloes will appear in news”.

BJP leader Hukum Singh also targeted the state government and said: “It a question mark on government’s performance as 3,500 people are still living in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar, while 4,000 people have been framed in fake cases. Even Mulayam Singh had raised fingers over the performance of ministers in the past. It is engaged in creating a record in transferring officials at the request of its workers.”

Singh also objected over the modernisation of madarsas terming them as religious institutions.

The House was later adjourned by speaker Mata Prasad Pandey.

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