Lucknow, Mar 27:  The Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday passed the contentious Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act (UPCOCA) 2017 bill amid ruckus by the Opposition. As the ruling party MLAs passed the bill through voice vote, opposition parties staged a walkout to register their protect against the “draconian” Act. The parties said that the passage of this bill was a precursor to emergency. Also Read - LIVE CRICKET SCORE Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 5 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Pujara, Gill Solid After Rohit Dismissal

The Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Congress protested against the bill and staged a walkout. They were demanding that the bill should be sent to the select committee– the demand was dismissed by the Speaker. They said that the bill was anti-constitutional, and will be used to harrass the opposition leaders and the media. Also Read - Lionel Messi Ban: Barcelona Star Could be Suspended For 12 Games Following Red-Card in Spanish Super Cup Final

This was the second time the bill was passed in the House. The first time, the bill was rejected by the legislative council. Also Read - Brisbane Weather Forecast For 4th Test Day 5: Will Rain Play Spoilsport During India vs Australia Match at The Gabba, Start Time, Match Predictions

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in minority in the legislative council. In the 100-member council, the BJP has just 13 members. The Samajwadi Party has 61 members, the BSP nine, Congress two, RLD one and other parties 12. Two seats are vacant.