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SP workers protest in Prayagrag

IANS  |  Prayagraj 

Hundreds of (SP) workers took to the streets here on Tuesday shortly after Yadav was prevented from boarding a flight to attend an event organised by the students union at the

As soon as the news spread that the former Uttar Pradesh had been prevented by the from flying in from to earlier in the day citing law and order problems, the workers, wearing red party caps, took to the streets and raised anti-Modi and anti-Yogi slogans.

The protesters were led by Dharmendra Yadav, and

Heavy security deployment has been made in Prayagraj, specially near the premises where the protests are taking place. (RAF) has also been put on duty, a told IANS.

There were also reports of the police using force against the agitators. Windows of parked vehicles broke due to stone pelting.

Similar protests broke out in many other places including Budayun, Sambhal, Mainpuri and Etah.

After failing to board the flight, Yadav told the media at the party office in that the had deliberately precipitated the crisis out of fear that he would further expose the state and the Central governments.

"I had informed the university about my programme in December last year. A letter was sent to the district administration on February 2 as I did not want any inconvenience during the ongoing Kumbh. But I was not informed about the problems that the government is now citing," he said.

In response, Adityanath lashed out at his predecessor, saying that the SP has a history of anarchy and the decision was taken by the district administration based on the threat assessment of violence.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 16:50 IST
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