While the party was able to retain Uttar Pradesh's Sikandra seat, it also managed to wrest Likabali and Pakke Kesang in Arunachal Pradesh from Congress.
The UP Excise (Amendment) Bill 2017, which was tabled in the House yesterday by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna repealing the ordinance brought by the government in September in this regard was passed by a voice vote.
At the start of the council session, Samajwadi Party (SP) members raised anti-government slogans and protested against the power tariff hike which they dubbed as "steep".
The issue is likely to be decided when Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah arrives on Saturday on a three-day visit to the state capital
The UP ATS today conducted a mockdrill in the precincts of the UP Assembly to plug possible loopholes in security, days after explosive was found inside the building.
The suspicious powder was found when the officials from Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) were searching the area.
“As informed by experts, 500 gm of PETN explosive is enough to blow up the House,” Yogi Adityanath said in the Assembly.