Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav accuses UP govt of detaining opposition party workers

Akhilesh Yadav alleged that BJP has detained several party workers ahead of counting of votes.

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Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, on Monday, said that political activists of opposition parties are being unlawfully detained by district magistrates and the police administration in numerous districts of Uttar Pradesh to prevent them from taking part in vote counting of Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday.

"The honorable Supreme Court, the Election Chief @ECISVEEP @CEOUP, and the Police Chief @dgpup @Uppolice should immediately take cognizance of the fact that in many districts of Uttar Pradesh, apart from Mirzapur, Aligarh, Kannauj, the District Magistrate and the Police Administration are illegally detaining the political workers of the opposition in their homes so that they cannot participate in the counting of votes tomorrow," Yadav said in a post on 'X' on Monday.

Yadav urged for the immediate release of the party workers while slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party for allegedly having the audacity to ‘rig’ elections in front of cameras installed by the court. He also asked the government not to involve themselves in unethical practices that may ignite anger in people.

Notably, the counting of votes at 543 Lok Sabha seats is underway and the results will be announced soon after the counting is finished. Also, the Chief Election Commissioner, Rajiv Kumar, while addressing the press conference on Monday, praised all the voters and gave them a standing ovation for record-breaking voting in Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

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