Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday was stopped at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow by police, hours ahead of his visit to Allahabad to attend a student's oath-taking ceremony at Allahabad University.
He took to Twitter and posted pictures of the incident alleging the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh was stopping him at the airport in a bid to prevent him from visiting Allahabad. In the pictures, Yadav can be seen surrounding with airport officials and talking to police officers inside the airport.
"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," Akhilesh Yadav said in Hindi on Twitter.
Further in his tweets, he stated that he was prevented from boarding the flight without prior notice and any written orders, adding that he is currently detained at Lucknow airport.
"I was prevented from boarding the airplane without any written orders. Currently detained at Lucknow airport. 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!" Yadav wrote in his tweet.
In another tweet, he said: "I was stopped at the airport without prior written order. The authorities failed to clarify the development in the situation. The main motive behind stopping me to attend the Student's Union event is to restrict the voices of the socialistic ideology among the youths."