Mulayam-Mayawati meet to decide chairman, members for state HRC

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Lucknow, June 6 (UNI) After the much controversial state guest house violence on June 2, 1995, Samajwadi Party supremo and leader of the Opposition in the state assembly Mulayam Singh Yadav today went to the official residence of Chief Minister Mayawati to attend a meeting during which the chairman and two members of the state Human Rights Commission were nominated.

The meeting, which lasted about 45 minutes, unanimously nominated former Supreme Court judge H K Sema as the new chairman of the State Human Rights Commission while Justice (Retd) of Allahabad High Court Vishnu Sahay and Ms Asha Tiwari have been made the member of the Commission.

Hectic political speculation started on the meeting between Mr Yadav and Ms Mayawati, probably the first one-to-one meeting between the duo after the BSP government came to power for the first time in the state on June 3, 1995.

The meeting was also attended by assembly speaker Sukhdev Rajbhar, Chairman of Legislative Council Sukhram, leader of opposition in the Council Ahmad Hasan, chief secretary and Director General of Police.

Mr Yadav, being the leader of the opposition in the state assembly, has a say in the selection of members of the state Human Rights commission.

When mediapersons approached the SP president over his comment on the meeting, he refused to oblige saying that he would say only after three days.

Earlier newspersons went into a tizzy when reports came in that Mr Yadav was present at the residence of Ms Mayawati.

However, officials confirmed that the SP leader only came to attend the meeting of the Human Rights Commission.

Political observers feel that this meeting could be a new political significance to the state.

The meeting between the ruling and opposition leaders in the state would certainly stop the possible exodus of the leaders from the SP to some extent.

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