High Drama In UP, Akhilesh Yadav-Led Padyatra Stopped; CM Yogi Slams SP For 'Not Following Law & Order'

Meanwhile, the joint commissioner of police stopped them as the leaders allegedly refused to take a designated route assigned by the administration.

By Shivam Shandilya
Updated: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:32 AM IST
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High Drama In UP, Akhilesh Yadav-Led Padyatra Stopped; CM Yogi Slams SP For 'Not Following Law & Order'
Akhilesh Yadav (ANI)

The Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav started a 'Padyatra' on Monday in Lucknow. The former chief minister of the state marched to the UP Assembly on the first day of the monsoon session from the Samajwadi Party office.

Meanwhile, the joint commissioner of police stopped them as the leaders allegedly refused to take a designated route assigned by the administration.

'They hadn't taken permission. Still, they were assigned a designated route which wouldn't have caused traffic congestion. They refused to take that. We've no option but to stop them here. If they take the designated route, there won't be a problem, "said Joint Commissioner of Police Piyush Mordia as quoted by news agency ANI.

Ahead of the 'Padyatra', Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that there is no harm if any party asks questions in a democratic way.

"There is no harm if any party asks their questions in a democratic way. Samajwadi Party should take permission for any procession which should not harm anyone. Following laws & order is too much of an expectation from Samajwadi Party leaders"

The former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also alleged the present governmnet of poor condition of roads.

Roads are in poor condition. No compensation to farmers-there's flood in some areas & drought in some others. Cows died due to Lumpy Virus - Govt didn't provide help. Inflation rising, law/order situation bad, unemployment rising. Why does Govt not want to face us?

Yadav's protest, according to Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister KP Maurya, is not for the benefit of the common people.

"SP's protest is not related to the benefit of common people. If they want to discuss this, they are free to do it in the Assembly. Our govt is ready for discussions. SP is jobless now, they've nothing to do. Such protests will only create problems for people."

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