SP president Akhilesh Yadav Saturday said here that the BJP government was functioning in an “autocratic” manner, days after being prevented by the Uttar Pradesh government from flying to the city on grounds of law and order.
The former UP chief minister is in Allahabad to visit the family of CRPF personnel Mahesh Yadav, who was killed in the Pulwama attack, and Samajwadi Party youth wing members injured in clashes with police during a protest against their chief being stopped from visiting the city on February 12.
Speaking to, the SP leader also asked students to become “booth soldiers” and give a befitting reply to the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls.
Yadav said, “Now it’s your (students) responsibility to give a befitting reply to the BJP government, which is functioning in an autocratic manner. You all become ‘booth soldiers’ and ensure BJP’s defeat,”
When asked about him being denied permission to visit Allahabad on February 12, he said, “They didn’t have a reason to stop me. They could not produce a valid reason while preventing me to board the flight to attend a students’ programme.”