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Updated: November 22, 2011 00:12 IST

U.P. House votes for split

Atiq Khan
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati addressing a press conference regarding a proposal for creation of four states, in Lucknow last week. Photo: PTI
PTI Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati addressing a press conference regarding a proposal for creation of four states, in Lucknow last week. Photo: PTI

Amid pandemonium, House was adjourned within 20 minutes

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday moved a resolution in the Vidhan Sabha for splitting the State into Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Avadh Pradesh and Pashchim Pradesh and it was passed by voice vote amid pandemonium. The House was adjourned sine die within 20 minutes after the winter session began.

The resolution went through as members of the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party stormed the well. The adjournment stunned the two parties, as they had served a no-confidence notice against the government and demanded a discussion. Nor was there any discussion on the resolution, though it was supported by the Rashtriya Lok Dal.

Before the resolution was moved, a vote-on-account for the first four months of 2012-13 was passed by voice vote. The winter session was to have lasted for two days, and the decision of the Business Advisory Committee was read out by Speaker Sukhdev Rajbhar. However, after the vote-on-account and the resolution were passed, he adjourned the House sine die at 12.35 p.m.

Barring five minutes after the House assembled, the entire question hour was lost. When the House re-assembled at 12.20 p.m. for zero hour, the rest of the proceedings were concluded in 15 minutes, before the curtains were down on the session, possibly the last of the 15th Vidhan Sabha.

U.P. to send resolution to Centre soon

The Central government was being asked to reorganise Uttar Pradesh into Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Avadh Pradesh and Pashchim Pradesh, Chief Minister Mayawati said while reading out the resolution in the Vidhan Sabha on the issue. She defended her move saying her government had fulfilled its responsibility in people's interest.

After the resolution was passed, Parliamentary Affairs and Finance Minister Lalji Verma urged the Speaker that the passage of the vote-on-account be taken as a vote of confidence in the government. This, too, was passed by a voice vote

Ms. Mayawati later told journalists that the resolution would soon be sent to the Centre. She rejected the Opposition charge that the decision was an election stunt.

She parried a question whether the division would form her Bahujan Samajwadi Party's agenda for the Assembly elections due next year. She said the reorganisation was necessary for development.

The House got off to a stormy start when it assembled for question hour, with Samajwadi Party members demanding the dismissal of the government and BJP members trooping into the well.

While the BJP said it had no confidence in the government, the Samajwadi Party said the government was in a minority.

As bedlam prevailed, the Speaker adjourned the House till 12.20 p.m.

The commotion continued when the session resumed after question hour, before the House was adjourned.

Talking to journalists, Leader of the Opposition Shivpal Singh Yadav accused the government of violating the Constitution as the no-confidence motion was not put up for discussion.

“In a minority”

He said the government was in a minority and the people did not want any division of the State.

He later led a Samajwadi Party delegation to Governor B.L. Joshi and demanded that a special session of the Assembly be convened, and the proposal be put to vote.

BJP Legislature Party leader Om Prakash Singh said the decision to table the resolution was ill-intentioned, as it was passed without any discussion.

This is good thing. It will be good for west UP.
But I dont want politics on it. I want peaceful split of state
-a resident of west UP(harit pradesh)

from:  Abhinav
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011 at 16:26 IST

It the high time for voters to understand the move of dividing the UP , Ms. Mayawati inclined to her political interest but not for the wealth of the state, if divides create the prosperity then a debate is challenging us to further divide the states in more small units of administration,these unfair demand should not be entertained by the central government as this is having nothing to do what what mayawati is giving reason for divide and it will create a despair in state but not wealth and prosperity.

from:  Deepesh Tripathi
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011 at 14:41 IST

Division of uttar pradesh will not resolve any problem unless the corruption is resolve from the UP government. If there will be more states then there will be more politicians and then more corruption will take place. i think we need government and the society should work together to transform the unjust condition to a just condition. we can make a UP alone as the better place if the normal citizen gets the right to voice.

from:  Akansha nigam
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011 at 11:52 IST

administrating such a large state like UP is very difficult and it become much more difficult when there is such a huge population. Yes, no doubt. if the state is divided into 3 or 4 states, implementaion of rules and regulation and developement will be there in UP. but really, it is only possible if our politicians will come out from there outdated thoughts. I really dont understand if why dont they work properly. rather than the interruption, if they work together for the benifits, than not even the UP, the whole country will develope in a very good pace.

from:  Avinash Pradhan
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011 at 11:12 IST

There is a clear political motive of MAYAWATI announcing four division of U.P. She want to create a chaos in all opposition parties. She want to manipulate the voters show them future illusions dividing U.P.She know central government unable to create division of U.P Her intention is clear she want win the next election on win the compassion of voters that is why she show voters this illusion.

from:  Ramesh Raghuvanshi
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011 at 10:37 IST

Don't divide the Uttar Pradesh. I living in the Purvanchal then after the divided the utter pradesh.Purvanchal not developed because there is nothing inside the factor and no other scope. Very backword area thats why we are looking the other state for job.the Politican every part is same-same only playing the game. So I request don,t divide the UP.

from:  Rajeev Kumar
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011 at 08:41 IST

Uttarpradesh chief minister Ms.Mayavati has done a wise thing by putting the bill in house and got the approval by house.This will be an eye opener to Andrapradesh chief minister to solve the problem of Telangana issue once for all.

from:  A V Gopalaswamy
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011 at 05:16 IST

BETTER GOVERNENCE not splitting: Mayavati and others are in splitting game, a political move mainely and its oppossition too is politics. Think abt a poor man/farmer in meerut or Gorakhpur;he has to travel to Allahabad to seek any final justice.He has to travel quiet a few times and spend bundles on lawyers/accomodation etc. He is tired out and justice is --delayed/denied.
ALLD HC lawyers were first to oppose it;they are a very powerfull group. Why mayawati / others dont open an highcourt branch at every district level, as we have here in USA and the west. In the same vein why govt does not have a single medical college with latest facilities, heart, brain, surgery, dialysis, transplatation-- an absolute must for poor/impoverished and at least even for training. These dont seem to be the priorities of the famous ELITE SHOW of some 60 yrs , " DEMOCRACY" that fools the world.India needs social developement and not more " assemly houses/capitals/ governors/ IGs/DIGs etc.

from:  Dr abdul jamil khan
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011 at 04:04 IST
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