Lucknow: Before the assembly elections to be held in Uttar Pradesh (UP Chunav 2022), the Samajwadi Party (Samajwadi Party) is getting into trouble. In the SP virtual rally held in the capital Lucknow, an FIR has been lodged against the Samajwadi Party for violating section 144 and under the Epidemic Act for violating the rules of Corona. Lucknow Police has registered an FIR against Samajwadi Party leaders after hundreds of supporters had arrived at the party office on Friday to attend a ‘virtual rally’. The rally was addressed by SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and former BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya. The police have registered a case against not one or two or five, but the entire 2500 socialist workers.
Lucknow Police Commissioner told ‘India Today’ that an FIR has been registered against around 2500 Samajwadi Party leaders under sections 188, 269, 270 and 341 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with relevant sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act. . The Lucknow police chief said that video evidence was obtained before the FIR was registered in this regard. Actually on Friday, many BJP MLAs including Swami Prasad Maurya and Dr Dharam Singh Saini, who were part of CM Yogi’s cabinet, joined the party in the presence of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. Not only this, during this virtual program, many leaders including Akhilesh also gave speeches. While there was a huge crowd in the office, as seen in the video footage.
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Lucknow Police Commissioner DK Thakur said on Friday that the city police is being deployed wherever people are gathering in large numbers in violation of the Election Commission’s orders. He said that we got information about the crowd gathering outside the SP office on social media and sent police personnel to clear the crowd. At the same time, Lucknow District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash told India Today that the virtual rally of the Samajwadi Party took place without prior permission. DM Prakash said that on receiving the information, the police team and the magistrate were sent to the SP office. Action will be taken on the basis of their report.
At the same time, Samajwadi Party’s UP chief Naresh Uttam Patel said after the FIR was registered that there was a virtual program inside our party office. We did not call anyone, but people came. During this everyone followed the Kovid protocol. Also said that at this time there is crowd in the doors and markets of BJP ministers, but they only have problem with us. At the same time, former UP minister Omprakash Rajbhar said after the FIR was registered against the SP that section 144 does not apply inside the boundary. If it is a matter of corona guideline, then get it checked. If we are guilty then the police should take action, but get the investigation done first.
UP election updates so far
So far, 14 MLAs have resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, out of which three are ministers of the Yogi cabinet. Many of these leaders, including Swamy, have joined the SP and many are still waiting to ride a cycle. Elections will be held in 7 phases in UP and it will start with voting in 58 seats in 11 districts of the western part of the state on February 10. In the second phase, on February 14, voting will be held in 55 seats of the state.
Let us inform that the voting for 403 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh in seven phases will start from February 10. In Uttar Pradesh, polling will be held in other phases on 14, 20, 23, 27 February, 3 and 7 March. At the same time, the results of UP elections will come on March 10. In the 2017 elections, the BJP had won 325 out of 403 seats here. SP and Congress fought elections together. SP won 47 seats and Congress 7 seats. Mayawati’s BSP was successful in winning 19 seats. While 4 seats were occupied by others.