Lucknow: A chaos was witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday after Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was allegedly stopped at Lucknow airport while he was on his way to attend a student union function in Prayagraj.
Taking to Twitter, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that he was stopped at the airport as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government is afraid of him attending the swearing-in program of a student leader.
“The government is so afraid of me going to attend a student leader’s swearing-in ceremony that I am being stopped at Lucknow airport,” he tweeted in Hindi.
In another tweet, Akhilesh alleged that he was prevented from boarding the airplane without any written orders and detained at the airport.
“I was prevented from boarding the airplane without any written orders. Currently detained at Lucknow airport. It is clear how frightened the govt is by the oath ceremony of a student leader. The BJP knows that youth of our great country will not tolerate this injustice anymore!,” he said.
Akhilesh also held a press conference shortly after the incident and attacked the Adityanath government. “I was supposed to address the students there (Prayagraj). Adityanath government has ill intentions. We had shared event details on December 27. Permission was denied despite prior notice,” he said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Akhilesh’s visit would have sparked row in Prayagraj, where Kumbh Mela is going on. “Samajwadi Party should do way with its unsocial activities. At Prayagraj, Kumbh Mela is going on and Akhilesh’s visit could have created chaos and affected the law and order situation there. Therefore, his visit was cancelled. The party is known for creating the ruckus,” he told media.
Meanwhile, a letter has been surfaced on media, written by Allahabad University Registrar to the Personal Secretary of Samajwadi Party Chief, stating that politicians are not allowed to attend the programmes organised by the university.
Akhilesh had recently said the Narendra Modi-led Central government and Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government failed to meet people’s expectation and that both governments are only indulged in suppressing others.
“They are suppressing the voice of the Opposition leaders. Both failed in keeping their promises. On one hand, they say that everyone has the right to keep their point in the democracy while on other they shut the mouth of those raising voice against them,” he added.
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