New Delhi: The heat of upcoming UP Assembly elections could be felt in Parliament with political parties turning the floor into battleground. Apart from training guns at each other, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) intensified their attacks on other political foes.

Lashing out at the Centre and the Congress, the BSP took up the issue of the delay in introducing the bill to amend the Land Acquisition Act in Parliament. The SP, on the other hand, fired salvo at the BSP demanding the state government’s dismissal. The fight between the two regional political outfits stalled the proceedings of the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

The BSP believes that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi spearheaded the agitation over land acquisition to reap electoral gains and therefore the party is liable to answer the reason behind the delay in introducing the bill in the House. Sources reveal that the BSP is planning to take up the issue more aggressively and sharpen its attack on the Centre.

The BSP can either demand short-term discussion on the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament or try to stall the proceedings, said sources. Based on similar political lines, the BSP has given two documents, comprising Mayawati government’s policy on land acquisition and crime graph in the state, to its Parliamentarians.

Holding the BSP responsible for the land acquisition row, the SP has also tried to blunt the former’s edge by demanding the state government’s dismissal.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday due to the pandemonium created by the SP and the BSP.

JPN/Bureau