Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav starts dharna after police stop MLAs’ massive march


Akhilesh Yadav led a legislators’ agitation to the Uttar Pradesh legislature on Monday against the Yogi Adityanath administration, reportedly his first such foot march. The large march, which took place before the assembly’s monsoon session began, was held amidst a strong security presence.

“I think it’s not legitimate to expect the Samajwadi Party to follow rules,” Yogi Adityanath said amid the massive march, adding that the cops were given necessary permissions.

Akhilesh Yadav, however, sat on a dharna on a road shortly after police stopped the march.

An alternative path was opened even though the police had previously permitted the pad yatra. The enormous foot march included not just Samajwadi Party MPs but also party leaders. Akhilesh Yadav, who had emerged as the main opposition to the BJP in the state polls earlier this year, was seen brandishing a banner critical of the Yogi Adityanath administration while surrounded by SP members. Party members screamed epithets critical of the ruling party around him. In addition to other problems, the Samajwadi Party has been criticising the BJP for rising prices