Stopped at Lucknow airport by cops, Akhilesh Yadav pans UP’s ‘roko, thoko neeti’

Samajwadi Party chief  and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today  became angry towards Yogi Adityanath government in the state, as he was allegedly stopped from boarding a plane from Lucknow to Allahabad. He said that this government believes in “roko, thoko neeti” (policy of stop and encounter).

Yadav claimed that he was prevented from participating in a function at the Allahabad University, where he was scheduled to attend an event of the students’ union. In December last year, Samajwadi Party backed candidate Uday Yadav had won the union poll.

On the otherhand, the  police lathicharged Samajwadi Party leaders and workers in Prayagraj during protests against the denial of permission for party chief to travel  to the city by the Yogi Adityanath government.According to reports, those injured in the lathicharge included SP MP Dharmendra Yadav.

Akhilesh deplored that he was prevented from boarding the airplane without any written orders and detained at Lucknow airport.  “It is clear how frightened the govt is by the oath ceremony of a student leader. The BJP knows that the youth of our great country will not tolerate this injustice anymore!” Akhilesh posted.

Yadav said that he had informed the Yogi government in December about his visit to Allahabad University. “We sent the first programme on December 27. A detailed programme was sent on February 2 so that so that the administration could make necessary arrangements in the view of the Kumbh,”  he added.

Stating that he was also invited by a seer at Kumbh over lunch, he lametned that  this government led by a yogi has problem with that also. He also posted a series of photographs from the Lucknow airport showing an official standing at the stairs of the aircraft apparently blocking his path. Akhilesh Yadav was seen in another photo surrounded by a sea of people, including policemen.

However, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Akhilesh’s visit would have sparked a row in Prayagraj. “Samajwadi Party should do away with its negative activities. At Prayagraj, Kumbh Mela is going on and Akhilesh’s visit could have created chaos there. Therefore, his visit was cancelled. The party is known for creating the ruckus,” he added.

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