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UP legislative council chairman asks State Govt to conduct probe into two encounters

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Chairman of Legislative Council Ramesh Yadav directed the government to conduct a probe into alleged `encounter’ in Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) in which gymnasium trainer Jitendra Yadav was critically injured while two criminals were killed in separate encounters.

Raising slogans against the government and protesting fake encounters by UP Police, Samajwadi Party and Congress leaders demanded a debate on the issue through adjournment notice in Council on Tuesday. 

Citing the Jitendra Yadav (gym trainer) incident, who was shot by a sub-inspector at Shramik Crossing in Sector-122 of Noida, SP leaders asked to stop proceedings and hold a debate over the encounters. 

Chairman of the House Ramesh Yadav refused to hold a debate on the issue but later directed the government to conduct CBI probe into the above encounters of Jitendra at Noida, along with that of Sumit Gujjar aka Dumber and Shiv Kumar Yadav also at Noida herein both criminals were killed.  

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party members walked out of Legislative Council expressing dissatisfaction over Yogi government’s reply on plans to double the income of farmers and improving cattle breeds. 

An argument erupted between opposition members and Agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi while he was replying to a question of SP’s Vasudev Yadav during Question Hour on steps taken by the government to double the income of farmers. 

Shahi said, “The Opposition is sweating while it is the stte government which is running for farmers.”

When Yadav sought to know what the government was doing to improve cattle breeds, Shahi said, “The Yogi government will improve breeds which have been spoilt by the SP. A foreign company’s help is being taken.”

This angered opposition members, who termed the minister’s comment as ‘insulting’ and demanded a clarification. 

Leader of Opposition Ahmed Hasan said that the BJP wanted to divert attention from the main issue. SP’s Naresh Uttam said that farmers were unable to realise the input cost for their produce and the government was talking about doubling their income.

Madhu Gupta of the SP asked the minister to clarify how the SP spoilt cattle breeds, replying to which Shahi blamed the policies of previous government. He said that the government would improve cattle breeds in four years. Unsatisfied with the reply of the minister, SP members staged a walkout shouting anti-government slogans. 




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