Legislative assembly

Government ready to discuss all issues: Yogi Adityanath on eve of UP Assembly session

A day before the start of the budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday his government was ready to discuss all issues. Speaking at a multi-party meeting held here, Adityanath said: “The people have sent House members to the largest legislature in the land with great faith. I will say many times that you are the 403 people events in which the 25 crore people of the state have rested their faith and you should help change the fate of the 25 million people (of the state).”

“The government is ready to discuss all issues,” he said.

The budget session will begin on Monday with Governor Anandiben Patel addressing Members of the Legislative Assembly as well as the Legislative Council.

The 2022-2023 budget should be tabled on Thursday.

Speaker Satish Mahana urged party leaders to bring their views to the House with respect while adhering to parliamentary standards.

He said discussions should be held in a friendly environment.

Mahana also said that Uttar Pradesh has become the first major state to implement e-Vidhan system in its assembly. Seats were allocated to members on the basis of seniority and after holding consultations with party leaders.

According to an official statement, Samajwadi party leader Indrajit Saroj represented his party at the meeting in place of opposition leader Akhilesh Yadav.

BSP was represented by Uma Shankar Singh, Congress by Aradhana Misra, Rashtriya Lok Dal by Rajpal Baliyan, Apna Dal (Sonelal) by Ram Niwas Verma, Nishad Party by Anil Tripath, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party by Jagdish Narayan Rai and Jansatta Dal (Loktantrik) by Raghuraj Pratap Singh.

PASB Chief Uma Shankar Singh told PTI that during the meeting he requested a longer budget session to allow time for discussions on different issues.

Meanwhile, a meeting of SP MPs was held at the party office in Lucknow.

At the meeting, it was decided that the budget session should last at least 35 days. In a session that lasts five to six days, matters pertaining to the common man cannot be discussed.

The budget session should be long so that detailed discussions can take place, the PS said in the statement.