On Monday, the Samajwadi Party (SP) staged a protest march on foot in opposition to the Uttar Pradesh BJP administration. Party leader Akhilesh Yadav led the march from the SP office to the Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow. However, a large police presence and barricades forced the party leaders to stop in the middle of their procession.
As he was unable to continue, Akhilesh sat on a dharna beside the barricade with other SP MLAs and leaders brandishing placards and convened a fictitious Assembly session at 11 am. In a manner similar to how it is done in the Legislative Assembly, they also observed a two-minute period of silence in memory of current and former MLAs who passed away recently.
The SP leader claimed that the march’s suspension was caused by “the government’s fear of answering its questions.” From this point forward, the Samajwadi Party will continue to hold the state’s government accountable for a variety of concerns, “whether it on the road or inside the Assembly,” according to Akhilesh. Law and order, unemployment, and the plight of farmers were all topics that SP officials brought up during the protest march.
At 11 am, SP leader Akhilesh Yadav held a fake Assembly session while seated on a dharna close to the barricade.
The MLAs were provided a another route to prevent traffic congestion, but they refused to take it, according to Lucknow police commissioner S B Siradhkar, who was speaking about the foot march being interrupted in its middle.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, remarked that aside from breaking the law, nothing else could be expected of SP leaders.
Akhilesh Yadav, his MLAs, and other party officials went back to the party headquarters to be ready for the next round of action after the house adjourned for the day, according to reports.