Mulayam’s son Akhilesh Yadav arrested in Lucknow

March 9th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Bahujan Samaj Party Lucknow, Mar 9 (ANI): Akhilesh Yadav, son of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and president of the party’s Uttar Pradesh unit, has been arrested from Amausi airport here this morning.

The arrest took place before he was to a lead a protest against the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Over 3,000 Samajwadi Party workers were arrested on Monday across Uttar Pradesh on the first day of the party’s three-day long agitation against alleged corruption and atrocities of the Mayawati Government.

Mulayam Singh had earlier claimed that he along with Akhilesh was put under house arrest on Monday morning.

The administration prevented the duo from proceeding to the national capital to attend the Lok Sabha, he alleged.

“Our rights have been violated. Akhilesh and I wanted to attend the Lok Sabha but our path was barricaded. The government is not letting us attend the Lok Sabha. The DIG and the DM of Lucknow will be taught a lesson,” Yadav said.Earlier, Yadav shot off a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar protesting his alleged house arrest. He was later allowed to leave but the leader insisted that he would raise the issue in Lok Sabha. (ANI)

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