New Delhi: Dubbing the resolution passed by UP Assembly to divide the state into four parts as a "diversionary tactic", Samajwadi Party on Monday said it would ask the Centre to direct the Governor to quash the proceedings of the House.

"We will not allow the division to take place at any cost...Since the Assembly proceedings did not take place, the resolution is unconstitutional. We will demand the Centre to direct Governor (BL Joshi) to quash the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly," SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav told reporters here.

Yadav said even Chief Minister Mayawati has admitted that the proceedings of the House could not take place following protests by the Opposition.

He said SP workers will "hit the streets" to protest the resolution even as the party will talk to other political parties in Parliament to oppose the move of the BSP government.

"We will talk to all parties to explain to them that division of Uttar Pradesh is against the people," Yadav said when asked whether he will talk to Congress, BJP and RLD on the issue during the winter session of Parliament beginning on Tuesday.

Yadav, a former Chief Minister of UP, said the resolution was an effort by Mayawati to divert the attention of the people from the issue of corruption.

(Agencies)