Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party MLAs' mega march to UP Assembly | Pics

Published on Sep 19, 2022 12:53 PM IST

The Samajwadi Party's protest march Monday to Lucknow's Vidhan Bhavan - the heart of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly - was halted by police who cited a lack of permission. Samajwadi Party leader and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav sat in the middle of the road outisde his outfit's HQ and called the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of chief minister Yogi Adityanath 'anti-democracy (and) anti-Constitution'. "The government did not allow us to go to the legislature...the government did not allow us to participate in the condolence of an MLA (Arvind Giri of the BJP)," he told reporters. The Samajwadi Party's march comes ahead of the UP Assembly's monsoon session, which will likely be dominated by fierce opposition protests against inflation and unemployment in the state.

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Police halts Samajwadi Party legislators' march, prompting party boss and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to sit on dharna.(Deepak Gupta/HT) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 19, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Police halts Samajwadi Party legislators' march, prompting party boss and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to sit on dharna.(Deepak Gupta/HT)

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Samajwadi Party MLAs march in Lucknow holding anti-government slogans. (Deepak Gupta/HT) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Samajwadi Party MLAs march in Lucknow holding anti-government slogans. (Deepak Gupta/HT)

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Akhilesh Yadav sits on dharna in the middle of the road in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Akhilesh Yadav sits on dharna in the middle of the road in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT)

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Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav leads legislators' (MLAs & MLCs) on a march on the opening day of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly's monsoon session.(Deepak Gupta/HT) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 19, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav leads legislators' (MLAs & MLCs) on a march on the opening day of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly's monsoon session.(Deepak Gupta/HT)

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Akhilesh Yadav with Samajwadi Party chief whip Manoj Pandey and other MLAs, MLCs, as they step out of the party's HQ holding placards with anti-government slogans.(Deepak Gupta/HT) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 19, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav with Samajwadi Party chief whip Manoj Pandey and other MLAs, MLCs, as they step out of the party's HQ holding placards with anti-government slogans.(Deepak Gupta/HT)

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Heavy police force was deployed at Vikramaditya Road in Lucknow before the Samajwadi Party's protest march.(Deepak Gupta/HT) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 19, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Heavy police force was deployed at Vikramaditya Road in Lucknow before the Samajwadi Party's protest march.(Deepak Gupta/HT)

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