Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav prevented from boarding airplane at Lucknow airport on Tuesday. (Twitter / @yadavakhilesh)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav prevented from boarding airplane at Lucknow airport on Tuesday. (Twitter / @yadavakhilesh)

Politicians barred from attending college events: Allahabad University had informed Akhilesh

ANI | Updated: Feb 12, 2019 15:07 IST

Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh], Feb 12 (ANI): A day before the swearing-in ceremony of a student leader at an event, the Allahabad University had already written a letter to Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav's personal secretary, informing that politicians were not allowed to attend the programme.
The letter came into light hours after Akhilesh claimed detention at Lucknow airport, alleging that it was a move by the Yogi Adityanath-led government to prevent him from attending the programme in the university.
"Taking experiences from the past years, the university has decided not to invite any politician in university events including annual function," stated the university letter.
Earlier today, Akhilesh Yadav alleged that he was prevented from boarding the aeroplane without any written orders. He was detained at Lucknow airport.
He blamed the BJP and tweeted, "It is clear how frightened the government is by the oath ceremony of a student leader. The BJP knows that the youth of our great country will not tolerate this injustice anymore!"
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, however, said that the decision not to allow Yadav to attend the event was taken by the university authorities.
"It was the Allahabad University administration which asked the government to stop Yadav from coming to Prayagraj as it was suspected that his visit may have spark violence on the campus between students' groups. That is why he has been stopped from going to Prayagraj," the chief minister added.
The Chief Minister also said that the SP is known for creating a ruckus.
"The Samajwadi Party should do away with its unsocial activities. There is Kumbh going on in Prayagraj ... The party is known for creating the ruckus," Yogi Adityanath told reporters. (ANI)

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