Ex-BJP MLA Prem Prakash Tiwari's son fatally shot over altercation near Uttar Pradesh Assembly complex

Lucknow: The son of a former BJP MLA was shot dead at a spot close to the Uttar Pradesh legislature complex late on Saturday night and the issue is likely to rock the state Assembly and the Legislative Council on Monday.

Vaibhav Tiwari (36), son of former Domariyaganj MLA Prem Prakash Tiwari, was allegedly shot at from point-blank range at the Kasmanda House, barely 300 metres from the UP legislature building and the state BJP headquarters, police officials said.

His father was the BJP MLA from Domariyaganj in 1989, 1991 and 1993. In 2014, he had joined the Samajwadi Party though in this year's Assembly polls, he campaigned for the BJP.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The killing happened at a time when the opposition has been attacking the Yogi Adityanath dispensation on the law and order front. Opposition MLAs indicated that they were in no mood to spare the government over Vaibhav Tiwari's killing, an incident that sent shock-waves across the political spectrum.

"We will not allow the House to function. The state government has to give a categorical answer on the law and order situation. It has to make clear who is patronising criminal elements," Samajwadi Party legislator Sunil Singh Sajan told PTI.

The first two days of the ongoing winter session of the state legislature witnessed turmoil over law and order and other issues leading to repeated adjournments.

The scene is unlikely to be any different in both the Houses on Monday as the opposition has decided to press for a discussion on the law and order situation.

"As soon as the Question Hour is over, we will press for a discussion. If the government runs away from the discussion, we will launch a mass movement," Sajan said.

The leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the state Assembly, Ajay Kumar Singh Lallu said, "It is indeed a very serious matter. There is fear among the public and not a day passes off in UP without any major incident of crime."

We will raise this issue aggressively in the Assembly tomorrow and seek an answer from the government, he said.

The lone MLA of Rashtriya Lok Dal, Sahender Singh, too criticised the UP government for the "poor law and order situation" in the state.

"I will definitely raise the issue of deteriorating law and order scenario in the House. The situation is so poor that criminals do not fear the police and go scotfree after committing crime," he said.

Tabling of the first supplementary budget is on tomorrow's agenda in the legislative business after the question and zero hours.

The agenda for the session that concludes on 22 December also includes the introduction of bills to repeal ordinances for creating the Prayag Raj Mela authority, Allahabad for holding Kumbh, and ensuring stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those trading in spurious liquor.

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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2017 17:24:57 IST

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