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Keeping close watch on volatile political situation: Guv Naik

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Tuesday said the Raj Bhavan was “keeping a close watch” on the volatile political situation in the state, resulting from a bitter internal feud in the ruling Samajwadi Party but ruled out ordering a floor test as demanded by opposition parties. “We are keeping a close watch... this is being done so that we may intervene effectively in case of a crisis”, Naik told reporters.

He was replying to queries about the ongoing political tug of war between factions led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle and senior SP leader Shivpal Yadav. In reply to another query, the Governor said “there have been demands by some parties for a floor test. Their contention is that due to the rift within the ruling party, the government in the state has ceased to enjoy the confidence of a majority of the members of the state assembly”.
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