The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday sealed a road near the Samajwadi Party office right here and positioned barricades on it ahead of Akhilesh Yadav’s visit to Kannauj for a ‘Kisan Yatra’, with the get together terming the administration’s transfer as “undemocratic”.
“Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav was to visit Kannauj for a programme, but the Kannauj district magistrate did not give permission for it. Hence, the portion of the Vikramaditya Marg leading to the SP office has been sealed,” Station House Officer (SHO), Gautampalli, Chandrashekhar Singh mentioned.
Mr. Yadav, a former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, was slated to journey to Kannauj, round 125 km from the Uttar Pradesh capital, for a tractor rally as half of the ‘Kisan Yatra’ in help of farmers protesting in opposition to the Centre’s new agri legal guidelines and the ‘Bharat Bandh’ known as by them on Tuesday. The 13-km yatra was deliberate from Thathia to Tirwa.
“This is an undemocratic move by the state government,” SP nationwide spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary mentioned reacting to the sealing of the road main to the get together’s office right here.
“The government is feeling afraid that Akhilesh Yadav is going to participate in the ‘Kisan Yatra.’ Peaceful demonstration is the democratic right of every individual, and the government is adamant on violating it,” he mentioned.
SP MLC Rajpal Kashyap together with different get together leaders staged a protest in opposition to the administration’s transfer, however have been eliminated by police.
Mr. Chaudhary additionally claimed that the BJP authorities in Uttar Pradesh is stopping SP staff in each district of the state from holding rallies in help of farmers.
To a query as to whether or not Mr. Yadav will go to Kannauj regardless of the restrictions, he didn’t give any clear reply.
In a tweet, the SP mentioned, “The BJP government is afraid of the ‘Kisan Yatras’, which are being held against the injustice done to farmers and the anti-farmer laws. Hence, to stop the yatras, it has unleashed atrocities on ‘samajwadis’ The police are calling SP workers to police stations and also going to their houses to stop them.”
“This is highly condemnable. Farmers and youths will give an answer to the government,” it mentioned.
On Sunday, the SP had mentioned that it’ll organise farmer rallies in all districts of Uttar Pradesh from December 7, starting with Kannauj. The SP is among the many a number of political events, together with the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party and the BSP, which are supporting the nationwide strike known as by farmers.
“Under the BJP’s rule, farmers have faced injustice. The BJP is selling of ‘mandis’ and the farmers are not even getting a minimum support price for paddy. The prices of fertilisers and pesticides have gone up. The BJP government has shown an insensitive attitude towards farmers,” the SP mentioned within the assertion on Sunday.