The news: Akhilesh Yadav, President of the Samajwadi Party, has requested that the Election Commission of India investigate allegations that his helicopter in Delhi was stopped by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government ahead of his press conference in Muzaffarnagar.
- “BJP can do anything before the elections,” Yadav said on Friday.
- In light of this incident, Akhilesh Yadav has requested that the Election Commission of India investigate the matter.
What happened: According to the SP chief’s schedule, his press conference in Muzaffarnagar was scheduled for around 1 p.m. on Friday, but he was in Delhi until around 2.30 p.m. He did, however, take a helicopter to Muzaffarnagar after some time.
What they’re saying: “How will someone get to their destination if they have to go to a press conference and authorities make them wait for about two hours before boarding the helicopter? I hope the Election Commission takes notice of this,” said Akhilesh Yadav.
- He went on to say, “People at the airport informed me that BJP leaders had departed before me. Air traffic controllers informed me of this. BJP leaders were not required to wait, whereas I was required to wait for more than two hours. Whatever the BJP does, the people of Uttar Pradesh will respond appropriately and vote them out of power.”
Uttar Pradesh’s assembly elections will be held in seven phases beginning on February 10.
The second phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections will be held on February 14, the third on February 20, the fourth on February 23, the fifth on February 27, the sixth on March 3, and the final on March 7. The counting of votes for Uttar Pradesh’s 403 assembly seats will take place on March 10.