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CM Yogi Adityanath hits out at opposition for raising slogans during Governor’s speech



Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday took a sharp attack at the Opposition for its behaviour during the governor’s address to the joint sitting of the state legislature last week, saying it does not augur well for democracy.

The opposition parties had raised slogans and staged a walkout during the Governor’s address in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on the first day of the Budget session on Thursday last, news agency PTI reported.

Wrapping up the discussion on the governor’s address, Yogi Adityanath said, “Such behaviour does not augur well for democracy. Nor will it do any good to any party”.

“Their behaviour during the address of the governor will not strengthen democracy. We have to shun bad practices and adopt good ones. But there are those who work contrary to this, leave good practices and adopt bad traditions and try to do more bad,” Yogi Adityanath said in the Legislative Council.

“Their [Opposition’s] behaviour against a governor, who also happens to be a woman, is not good,” Yogi Adityanath was quoted as saying.

In his address, Yogi Adityanath also recalled the state guest house incident, that took place on June 2, 1995, when SP lawmakers and supporters created a ruckus at the venue where Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati was meeting her legislators purportedly to pull the plug on the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led coalition government.

“…It is there in history that the state guest house episode is an example of their [Opposition’s] behaviour,” Yogi Adityanath said.

“It’s a misconception that one who shouts and creates ruckus while raising an issue is considered good. People do not consider it as good. In public life, we should set an example for people to follow,” Yogi Adityanath said.

“Continuing the bad tradition will do no good to any party or people. But it is a matter of habit which refuses to change,” Yogi Adityanath said.


‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ star Helen McCory dies due to cancer



British film, television and stage actress Helen McCrory has died aged 52 from cancer, her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis said on Thursday. McCrory “died peacefully at home surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family”, Lewis wrote on Twitter, calling his late wife “beautiful and mighty”.

“We love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly,” the actor added, explaining she had died “after a heroic battle with cancer”.McCrory was best known as a star of the hit BBC crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ and for the role of Narcissa Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films, as the mother of the boy wizard’s school-aged rival.

She played Cherie Blair, the wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, twice in both the “The Queen” (2006) and “The Special Relationship” (2010), and played fictional British interior minister Clair Dowar in the James Bond film “Skyfall” (2012).

Born in Paddington in west London in 1968 to a Welsh mother and Scottish-born father, McCrory was the eldest of three children. She attended school in southeast England and spent a year living in Italy before studying acting at London’s Drama Centre.

A lengthy acting career followed, which saw her play a multitude of roles on the small and big screen, as well as on stage. McCrory and Lewis, who starred in the US TV series Homeland, married in 2007. The pair met performing in the Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing” as comedic protagonists Beatrice and Benedick.


In 2011, she told the Independent newspaper she had eschewed celebrity but was honoured to have played such interesting roles. An actor’s job, she said, was to “reassure the audience that life, as muddled and as wonderful as it is, is worth living”.

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