BJP leader Varun Gandhi today accused Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of gagging political class and said such a regime cannot last long.
"The government which prevents political leaders or a needy person from speaking truth and puts them in jail is set for doom," Varun, who was here to meet jailed party MLA Sangeet Som, told media.
The BJP national general secretary spent about half-an-hour with the Sardhana MLA, arrested for his alleged role in the last month's Muzaffarnagar riots.
Attacking the SP government, he said, "The previous Mayawati government had done similar thing and the people rejected it...Now Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav is also following BSP government and acting against those who are putting forth their justified views."
Varun, who arrived here by road via Jhansi, also participated in a Gandhi Jayanti function.