Uttar Pradesh Assembly session marred by unruly Opposition protests; governor targeted

The first session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly since the elections earlier this year began on a stormy note on Monday, May 15, with leaders in the Opposition creating a ruckus, blowing whistles and even targeting Governor Ram Naik with balled-up paper. They were protesting against the law-and-order situation in the state, in what can be construed as an effort to corner first-time Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The ruckus started as soon as the governor got on the podium to deliver his customary beginning-of-the-session address in a joint sitting of both Houses of the UP legislature. MLAs from the Samajwadi Party (SP) and other political outfits took to shouting and blowing whistles, disrupting the address. Some of them even took to balling up papers and throwing it at the governor, as marshals present in the House swatted them away or shielded the governor with files.

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