PETN found in Uttar Pradesh Assembly: All-party meeting to be held to discuss security of state legislature

Lucknow: An all-party meeting would be held to discuss security of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in the wake of explosive material being recovered from the premises, Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit said on Tuesday.

Yogi Adityanath arrives in the Assembly. PTI

Yogi Adityanath arrives in the Assembly. PTI

He, however, did not specify any date.

"I will hold a meeting with leaders of all parties on the issue," Dixit said as Opposition members raised the issue no sooner than when the House met for the day.

Congress legislature party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu tried to raise the issue of Assembly security and that of dysfunctional CCTV cameras, but he was not allowed to do so by the Speaker as the Question Hour was in session.

Following this, Congress members came into the Well, saying the security breach was a serious issue.

The speaker, however, said he would not listen to them if they spoke from the Well and admonished them for creating a ruckus.

Samajwadi Party MLA and Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury joined in and said it was a serious matter and not a ruckus.

BSP leader Lalji Verma added the members were trying to raise the issue and requested the Speaker to convene a meeting with leaders of all parties.

Powerful explosive PETN (Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate) was recovered from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on 12 July following which Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recommended a probe.

Updated Date: Jul 18, 2017 17:53 PM

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