Amid uproar by the Opposition members, Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi today addressed the joint House on the opening day of the Budget Session of the State Legislative Assembly.

As soon as the proceeding of the House started, the Opposition members raised slogans and displayed placards to protest against price rise. They also demanded release of jailed MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya.

Following din in the House, the Governor read only first and last line of his address.

Chief Minister Mayawati later condemned the behaviour of the Opposition and termed it as uncalled for.