Opposition Workers Allegedly Under House Arrest in Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav raised concerns on Monday night, accusing district magistrates and police administration in various districts of Uttar Pradesh of unlawfully placing workers from opposition parties under house arrest to prevent their participation in the vote counting process.

Yadav, who is contesting from Kannauj, took to X to express his disapproval of such actions, calling for the immediate release of those being detained. He called upon the Supreme Court, Election Commission of India, Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh, Director General of Police, and Uttar Pradesh police to intervene and address the situation.

Expressing his disappointment, Yadav emphasized the need for a peaceful environment during the vote counting process and stressed that biased district magistrates and administrative officers should be removed promptly. He also highlighted the importance of conducting the vote counting process in a fair and transparent manner.

With the Lok Sabha election results looming, Akhilesh Yadav invoked Mahatma Gandhi’s “do or die” spirit, stating that the youth are prepared to engage in a “new freedom movement.” However, the BJP criticized Yadav’s remarks, urging the Election Commission to take strict action against any attempts by the Samajwadi Party to incite unrest on the day of the vote counting.

As the nation awaits the outcome of the elections, the issue of opposition workers allegedly being confined to their homes in Uttar Pradesh has sparked controversy and calls for immediate intervention to uphold democratic principles.