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‘Neta’ used to denote respect but now it has become offensive term: UP CM Adityanath

By Priyanka Verma 
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‘Neta’ used to denote respect but now it has become offensive term: UP CM Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday expressed unhappiness over the Opposition’s behaviour during the Governor’s address to the joint sitting of the state legislature, saying it does not augur well for democracy, saying it is the duty of all the elected representatives to maintain discipline in the House and set an example.

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While speaking in the UP Assembly, the Chief Minister said that before independence, the term ‘Neta’ used to denote respect but gradually after independence it started feeling like an offensive term. “Everyone is responsible for that,” the chief minister said.

Appealing to the MLAs to maintain discipline in the Assembly, Adityanath said that if someone thinks that he/she will be praised for their unruly behaviour in the House, then they are mistaken.

“It’s a misconception that one who shouts and creates ruckus while raising an issue is considered good. People do not consider it as good. In public life, we should set an example for people to follow,” the UP chief minister said.

Further slamming the Opposition for creating ruckus during governor’s address, Adityanath said, “Their behaviour against a governor, who also happens to be a woman, is not good. But it is there in history and the state guest house episode is an example of their behaviour.”

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The Uttar Pradesh CM said that people who are watching the House proceedings don’t take the unruly behaviour of the elected representatives positively. It is the duty of all of us to set an example with our conduct, he asserted.

“Such behaviour does not augur well for democracy. Nor will it do any good to any party,” Adityanath said.

“Their behaviour during the address of governor will not strengthen democracy. We have to shun bad practices and adopt good ones. But there are those who work contrary to this, leave good practices and adopt bad traditions and try to do more bad,” the Uttar Pradesh chief minister added.

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