Lucknow: Coming out in support of Akhilesh Yadav who was on Tuesday stopped at Luckow airport while on his way to Allahabad, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said that that the incident was condemnable.
Further, Mayawati asked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if it was afraid of BSP-SP alliance for it was “resorting to anti-democratic methods.”
“Condemn that Akhilesh Yadav was not allowed to hold event in Prayagraj. Is BJP govt so scared of SP-BSP alliance that they’ve started banning political events? They seem to be using Kumbh for political agenda. Not allowing Akhilesh Yadav to go to Prayagraj proves that,” BSP chief said.
Continuing her attack, Mayawati described the episode as “an example of total dictatorship of BJP government”.
“This is very unfortunate and this undemocratic step will be fought at all levels,” she said.
It must be noted that the SP and the BSP recently forged an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Akhilesh claimed he was stopped at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in a bid to prevent him from visiting Allahabad to attend an oath-taking ceremony at Allahabad University. “The government is afraid of oath ceremony of a student leader and is stopping me at the airport to prevent me from visiting Allahabad,” Yadav claimed.
Taking to Twitter, Yadav said, “The state government is so scared of me going to the swearing-in ceremony of a student leader that I am being stopped at the Lucknow airport.”
He tweeted, “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!”