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BSP, SP fight it out in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) MPs clashed in the Lok Sabha Thursday over the Uttar Pradesh administration’s treatment of opposition leaders.

The house was adjourned at 12.20 p.m. for 40 minutes as Congress MPs from Uttar Pradesh joined the Samajwadi Party to attack the Mayawati government.

Congress MP Jagadambika Pal alleged that Minister of State for Road and Transport R.P.N. Singh was not allowed to visit a place in Rae Bareli where a bridge had been built under a centrally-sponsored scheme.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was reportedly set to inaugurate it.

When Samajwadi Party’s Shailendra Kumar said his party workers were cane-charged by police in Bareilly, BSP MPs led by Dharam Singh Chauhan protested. Amid the din, the house was adjourned till 1 p.m.

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