Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the Uttar Pradesh government. In his tweet, Yadav claimed that the Yogi Adityanath government ‘stopped’ him at Lucknow Airport. In another tweet, he said that he was being ‘detained’ at the airport. The former chief minister was scheduled to attend a student’s oath-taking ceremony later in the day. "The government is so afraid of oath ceremony of a student leader that it is stopping me at the airport to prevent me from visiting Allahabad," Yadav said in Hindi on Twitter. He tweeted photographs in which he was seen talking to police officers inside the airport. “The BJP knows that youth of our great country will not tolerate this injustice anymore,” Yadav said in another tweet.
I was prevented from boarding the airplane without any written orders. Currently detained at Lucknow airport.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) February 12, 2019
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! pic.twitter.com/xtnpNWtQRd
Yadav was scheduled to attend an oath-taking ceremony at Allahabad University. When asked, the airport director AK Sharma said, "He had no such information". Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, however, maintained that the step was taken due to law and order situation. The Chief Minister claimed that the situation would have deteriorated had Yadav visited the university campus. “SP should refrain from its anarchist activities. Allahabad University requested that Akhilesh Yadav’s visit may create law & order problem because of the dispute between student organisations. Hence the government took this step,” Yogi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.