A marathon and historic legislative assembly session of the Uttar Pradesh government concluded on Thursday night. The session, which was in order to pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th anniversary began at 11 am on October 2 and went on till Thursday, October 3 midnight. The session was majorly attended by the members of the ruling party and was boycotted by the opposition, who deemed it unnecessary and said that it was being conducted for 'history'.
Both the houses passed a resolution asking the state government to take effective steps to achieve the sustainable development goals set up by the United Nations while adhering to the ideals of the Father of the Nation. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who spoke at length, while addressing the house made a number of points. The UP Chief Minister praised the concept of the parliamentary session and said that in a democracy, dialogue is a symbol of coordination and peace.
"That is why democracy was accepted as the best method of governance within the world. To realize the power of democracy, we all participate in this type of discussion and become part of it."
Adityanath also said that he hoped that this discussion would be helpful as a document for future generations. Looking ahead at the targets that have been set for the year 2022, 2024, and 2030, the CM highlighted that concrete action plans have to be made to achieve those physical and financial goals.
Continuing his reflections on the great democratic exercise, Adityanath said that "the discussion of the two houses overnight shows the faith of all of us towards democracy. In a time when the people's representatives are going through a crisis of trust, in such a situation, this kind of experiment is a meaningful initiative in the direction of mass problem and its solution. He mentioned the number of hours the lawmakers had worked for, saying that 149 members of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council put forth their views.
He later also thanked them all, saying, "It is indeed a wonderful event of democracy. Heartfelt gratitude to all of the members for this".