SP, BSP delegation meets UP Governor to protest grounding of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav

A delegation of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and its ally Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik at the Raj Bhawan and submitted a memorandum against the grounding of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav at Lucknow airport.

The 15-member delegation led by senior party apprised the Governor of the development. 

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav was stopped at the Lucknow airport on Tuesday for boarding a private chartered flight to Prayagraj where he was scheduled to attend a function of the Allahabad University Students’ Union.

BSP supremo Mayawati described the episode as “anti-democratic” and “an example of total dictatorship of BJP government”.

The incident had sparked protests across the various parts of the state with SP workers disrupting traffic, taking to the roads and attacking government property.