Lathicharge On Samajwadi Protesters, After Akhilesh Yadav Stopped At Airport

Lathicharge On Samajwadi Protesters, After Akhilesh Yadav Stopped At Airport

New Delhi: A huge ruckus has been created in the state of Uttar Pradesh, after the Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav said he was detained at Lucknow airport. The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Yadav was on way to the Allahabad University for a function, but was physically stopped from boarding a special flight to Prayagraj. Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh said that the government had taken action after a request from the university, which was apprehensive about a law and order situation. Akhilesh Yadav, party called it an attempt to kill democracy.

Within hours, protests swept through Prayagraj, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kannauj, Balrampur, Jalaun, Azamgarh and Gorakhpur and state capital Lucknow.

The supporters of Samajwadi Party wreaked a havoc, vandalised vehicles and clashed with the police when they came to control the mob. In Prayagraj, the party's parliamentarian Dharmendra Yadav was injured in lathicharge by the police, claimed the party.

While some, protesters gathered in Lucknow, outside the assembly complex and the Governor's House, others rushed to the airport, the Ground Zero of the trouble.

Protestors also shouted slogan and blocked roads at Gorakhpur, the home turf of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The Samajwadi Party Chief took to twitter to share his experience, and the photos and videos posted by his party's media cell, had also incensed the opposition parties, which took on the ruling BJP in the parliament and the state assembly. In the Upper house of the Parliament, members of the SP and the other opposition parties held protests over the incident, disrupting the House proceedings.

Samajwadi Party legislators, after a noisy protest in the assembly, held a sit-in protest outside the Raj Bhawan against what they called the "undemocratic behaviour" of the BJP government.

They relented only after Governor Ram Naik assured them of a meeting tomorrow.