Lucknow, Feb 16: Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday claimed of receiving death threats after a youth trespassed his security arrangements at an event in Kannauj on Saturday.
Yadav was addressing a public meeting when the incident happened. The youth raised the slogan of Jai Sri Ram.
“A youth barged in while I was addressing the public meeting. He was caught by the security personnel and handed over to the police. But the threats that I am getting these days are now confirmed,” said Yadav here, questioning the police for the security lapse.
He lashed out at a police officer on Saturday after a man went near his dais and chanted “Jai Shri Ram”.
The former UP CM also tweeted a screenshot of a WhatsApp message he received allegedly from a BJP leader. The message says, “Bharatiya Janata Party Zindabad, Amit Shah Zindabad, Modi Ji Zindabad, and Toti Chor.”
“A BJP leader has threatened me and I am not going to sit quietly anymore. I have saved the message. The BJP should stop sending their workers to my public gatherings, else we will reply in a similar way,” Yadav said.
“I will hold a press conference soon on this issue in Lucknow. A BJP worker had barged into my event today, he could have possibly taken my life. I hope that police will do justice with us,” Yadav added. (UNI)