Lucknow, Feb 5 (PTI) Opposition members hurled paper balls towards the podium as Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik addressed a joint sitting of the state legislature on the Budget Session first day on Tuesday. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Records Highest-ever Daily Spike of 18,021 Coronavirus Cases

As soon as the governor began reading out his speech, opposition members started raising anti-government slogans and shouted ‘Rajyapal Wapas Jao (Governor Go Back)’. Also Read - Coronavirus In Lucknow: UP Law Minister Says Lockdown Possible, Situation Precarious

They soon started hurling paper balls towards the podium which were deflected by members of the staff using cardboard files. Also Read - These States May go Under Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Spike | Full List

Amid the din, the governor kept reading out his speech, which highlights various welfare and development schemes, besides achievements of the Uttar Pradesh government.

The annual budget will be presented on February 7 by Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal.

The session is likely to conclude on February 22.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.