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Muzaffarnagar riots set to rock UP assembly’s monsoon session

The monsoon session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly starting on Monday is likely to be brief and stormy.  The opposition likely to raise various issues, including Muzaffarnagar violence to pin down the government.

All major parties like Bahujan Samaj Party,  BJP,  Congress and RLD have given indications that they seek reply from the government over the Muzaffarnagar riots and other lapses.

The four-day long session, will end on Friday with Tuesday being a holiday on the occasion of Vishwakarma puja. On 18 September, the Akhilesh Yadav government will table  its first supplementary budget at 12:20 pm and the same would be passed the next day after debate.

The government is expected to pass a supplementary budget to the tune of around Rs 10,000 crore. The assembly will also take up six ordinances during the  monsoon session.

An all-party meeting was convened by assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey, in which parliamentary affairs minister Mohammad Azam Khan said that the government is ready for a debate on the Muzaffarnagar issue.

‘It is the duty of the opposition to conduct the House smoothly,’ he stated.

Leader of the Opposition and BSP member Swami Prasad  Maurya made it clear that they will not allow the House to function till they are satisfied with the government’s reply on the violence in western UP.

‘The Muzaffarnagar riots is a state-sponsored violence in which more than 100 people have lost their lives and more than one lakh people were rendered homeless,’ he said and added that there was a nexus between the SP and the BJP behind the violence to polarise the voters before the Lok Sabha elections.

Meanwhile, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has ruled out the possibility of the recommendation of a CBI probe into the Muzaffarnagar riots and adjoining districts of Shamli, Meerut and Baghpat.
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