Lucknow: After a brief lull, heavy rain lashed parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh even though monsoon remained weak over the western region.

Incessant rainfall has also brought an end to the humidity of the past few days in eastern UP.

Heavy rainfall disrupted normal life in some parts with rain water entering several houses, schools and office buildings in Amethi and Gauriganj area of Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar district.

The areas received shower include Meja 19 cms rain, Chhatnag 16, Fatehpur 13, Amethi, Kunda 10 each, Rai Bareilly, Robertganj, Mirzapur 9 each, Patti, Karwi and Ayodhya 8 each, Met office said.

Sitapur, Elgin Bridge, Kakardharighat, Barabanki, Hardoi, Bahraich, Dumariyagang, Kasganj, Varanasi received 7 cms each, Bindki, Baberu, Bhatpurvaghat 6 cm each, Chayal, Dharohra and Sirathuuttraula 5 cm each.

Following incessant rains, water level of many rivers have increased.

Weathermen has forecast rain and thundershowers at most places over eastern UP and at a few places over the western parts in the next 24-hour.

They have also warned of heavy to very heavy rain at few places over eastern UP in the next 48-hour.  

Opposition BSP attacks UP govt on atrocities on Dalits     Lucknow, July 20 (PTI) Opposition BSP on Friday lashed out at allegedly growing incidents of atrocities, specially on Dalits, in Uttar Pradesh and said that humanity has been put to shame in the four months of the Samajwadi Party government.

"Two riots have already taken place in Pratapgarh and Kosi Kalan, entry of Dalits was banned in temples in Chandauli, Saharanpur, Ghaziabad besides Dalits were trampled under the wheels of tractors in Etawah, the native district of the chief minister", leaders of opposition in the Assembly and Legislative Council Swami Prasad Maurya and Naseemuddin Siddiqui respectively told reporters at a joint press conference here.

There have also been reports of post-mortems being performed on road sides and unclaimed bodies being left in the open and a ruling party MLA catching hold of a police officer by his collar...yet this government is patting its own back, Siddiqui said.

Citing an example of the government's anti-Dalit sentiment, Maurya said that there is an attempt to flout Centre's guidelines in granting admissions in medical colleges set up by the previous government through the Special Component Plan by which 70 percent admissions should be ensured to students of the SC\STs.

Warning that BSP would not allow such a flagrant misuse of rules, Maurya said that his party would put the government in the dock if this was not rectified immediately.

Stressing that the Akhilesh Yadav government was best in making U-turns, Siddiqui said that it has also gone back on some of the popular election promises like reservation to minorities as per the ratio of their population.

To a question on the state's urban development minister Azam Khan blaming the central government for denying permission for opening his dream Maulana Mohammand Ali Jauhar University in Rampur, Siddiqui without taking names said that a lots of funds are being raised in its name both in and out of country.


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