The Samajwadi Party MLAs wore black kurtas & shawls to register their protest against the new set of rules prohibiting the members from carrying mobile phones , posters and banners inside the state legislative assembly hall.
Some MLAs had painted anti-government slogans on their back, alleging rampant corruption and deteriorating law and order situation.
Samajwadi Party MLA Zahid Beg arrived at the state assembly on a bicycle with slogans against the state government on his kurta.
As per the new rules which were adopted during the monsoon session of the assembly in August provide that members would not bring mobile phones to the House.
The Samajwadi Party had raised this issue during the all-party meeting convened by UP Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana on Monday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and leaders of various other political parties had attended the meeting.
The speaker said the members could remain in touch with people of their respective constituencies even during the assembly session. He said that people could get in touch with them on the phones of their respective legislature party offices.
Samajwadi Party chief whip Manoj Kumar Pandey said that the members should be allowed to carry their mobile phones inside the House as the MLAs might have certain important messages from their constituencies. He said people sometimes depend on the MLAs to get admission to a hospital in case of emergency and the members would not be able to help such people.
Congress leader Aradhana Mishra and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Uma Shankar Singh said the rule banning mobile phones in the House had been unanimously adopted and the members should ensure that their mobile phones did not cause any interference in the assembly proceedings.