Akhilesh Yadav denied permission to attend Samajwadi Party’s event in Allahabad University

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today informed through Twitter that he was “detained” at the Lucknow airport and was stopped from boarding a special flight to Prayagraj. He was scheduled to attend a function of the Allahabad University Students’ Union this afternoon.

Written by Newsroom Staff February 12, 2019 16:50

New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today informed through Twitter that he was “detained” at the Lucknow airport and was stopped from boarding a special flight to Prayagraj. He was scheduled to attend a function of the Allahabad University Students’ Union this afternoon.

Photos tweeted by Yadav from the Lucknow airport show a police officer standing at the stairs of the aircraft, blocking the path to board. In another photograph , Akhilesh Yadav can be seen arguing with a police officer.

Akhilesh Yadav tweets

The Samajwadi Party chief was planning to visit Allahabad University for the oath-taking ceremony of the students’ union. The student wing of the party, the Samajwadi Party Chatra Sabha, holds the post of president of the university students’ union. The Samajwadi Party said its chief had been invited for the function by the students’ union president.

“The government is afraid of oath-taking ceremony of a student leader and is stopping me at the airport to prevent me from visiting Allahabad,” Yadav said.

Calling it “remote control politics of two-and-a-half men”, Akhilesh Yadav said the schedule of the event and a travel plan was sent to the authorities. “I had informed on December 27, 2018. But the government put a spoke in the wheel,” he said in a press conference after he left the airport.

Allahabad University, meanwhile, had written to Akhilesh Yadav’s personal secretary yesterday, informing him that politicians are not allowed for events at the university.

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