New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has alleged ‘threat to life’ from a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, claiming at a party rally on Saturday that he had received a ‘threat call’ and a message from the said leader, whom he did not name. Also Read - Akhilesh Yadav's Daughter Joins Anti-CAA Protesters at Lucknow's Clock Tower
The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, a vocal critic of the Centre over the contentious CAA-NRC-NPR trio, made this claim after he was interrupted by a youth who raised ‘Jai Shri Ram‘ slogan at the rally in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - Akhilesh Yadav Accuses Doctor of Being 'RSS/BJP Man,' Asks Him to Leave Emergency Ward | Watch
“There is a threat to my life from a BJP leader. I have received a threat call as well as a message from him. I have saved the message in my phone and will soon address the media in Lucknow in this regard,” he said. Also Read - Akhilesh Yadav Organises Special Screening of Deepika Padukone's 'Chhapaak' in Lucknow
The SP chief was speaking about inflation at the rally when the said verbal altercation took place. A youth got up and asked him what he would do about it if voted back to power. Akhilesh asked the youth to come closer as he could not hear him. At this, the youth shouted, ‘Jai Shri Ram.‘
This angered the SP chief who went on to lash out at the police officer in-charge of event security, asking him how the youth was able to get past the security, asking the officer to bring all details of the youth to him. A video of the same went viral on social media.
Earlier today, he tweeted: “Our country’s politics is passing through its lowest phase, having gone from personal threats to demonstrators being sent on the public platform to defame politicians. However, people today understand everything; instead of believing those in power, they will work with those protesting against the ones in power.”
Recently, Akhilesh Yadav was caught on camera accusing a doctor of being an ‘RSS/BJP man’ and asking him to leave the emergency award where the SP chief had gone to visit those injured in a bus accident in Kannauj.