In a shocking turn of events, a Samajwadi Party (SP) worker was caught on camera slapping and trying to bash a police officer during his party's protest against the ruling BJP government for not allowing Akhilesh Yadav the permission to visit the Allahabad University.
Republic TV has accessed a footage from the SP's protest in Prayagraj, where the party workers were raising slogans. But the protest took a violent turn when a SP worker lost his cool and tried to beat up a cop. He has been indentified as Raghvendra Yadav, who is the Samajwadi Party's youth worker.
Apart from his violent action, the Samajwadi party workers also blocked trains, buses in the state as they protested against the state government for not allowing Akhilesh the permission to visit Allahabad University.
The former Uttar Pradesh CM claimed that he was blocked from boarding a flight to attend the oath-taking ceremony of a student leader at the Allahabad University. He also alleged that the state government is scared of him.
His accusations were rejected by Yogi, who claimed that it wasn't his government's orders, but that of Allahabad University, to not allow him to enter the premises.
"Allahabad University has urged that if Akhilesh Yadav comes to the University, then there can take place a law and order situation. It can pose a threat to the law and order in the university. Allahaband University requested the police in the matter and that is why the government stopped him. It is because of anarchy of Samajwadi party that the university requested to control the situation," he said.
His claims were backed by the letters written by the University, exclusively accessed by Republic TV. In the letter by the Prayagraj's district collector states that politicians are not allowed in the University campus and due to which the SP chief was stopped at the airport.
But Akhilesh did not buy this argument, and released a statement accusing the government of hiding their nervousness ahead of his visit and further alleging that he was not given a reason for his detainment.