Akhilesh Yadav accuses BJP of 'kidnapping voters' in UP local body polls
Lucknow : Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday alleged that the ruling BJP "kidnapped" voters and used "force" to prevent them from voting to win the recently concluded local body elections.
BJP won 67 of the 75 seats in the local body polls.
"To convert its defeat into victory, the BJP got the voters kidnapped, used force with the help of police and administration to stop them from voting," the SP chief alleged in a party release.
The BJP made a mockery of all democratic norms, something not seen earlier, he alleged.
Former UP CM has also said that it sounds strange how most results in the elections for the zila panchayat members were in favour of the SP, the BJP gained in the polls for the district panchayat chief.
Citing the cases, he alleged that pro-Samajwadi Party member Arun Rawat was kidnapped in Lucknow.
SP candidate Vijay Laxmi was made to sit in the DM's office and her husband MLA Ambareesh Pushkar was prevented from meeting her, he alleged.
Akhilesh Yadav said that BJP will get its answer via public in the upcoming Assembly Elections.