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'UP govt has no answers on inflation, jobs': Akhilesh Yadav as SP stages Assembly walkout

Akhilesh Yadav walked out of the UP Assembly on Friday, claiming that the government was not providing answers on issues such as inflation, jobs, and crime against women.

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'UP govt has no answers on inflation, jobs': Akhilesh Yadav as SP stages Assembly walkout
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav along with other party members during protest march in Lucknow (Photo: Shilpi Sen | India Today)

By Abhishek Mishra: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his partymen held a march after staging a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly session on Friday. The SP chief said they are holding a rally as answers were not given in the assembly on various issues, including women’s safety, inflation, and farmers’ issues.

Hitting out at the Yogi Adityanath-led government, Akhilesh Yadav told India Today, "The answers which should come in the Assembly are not coming. What has been done regarding inflation, unemployment, and jobs is never clear."

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"What happened to the government, which claimed that it would make a trillion dollar economy," he asked.

This development comes days after a massive showdown with the cops in Lucknow.

A video shared by the SP showed Akilesh Yadav saying in the assembly: "We have not got any satisfactory answers from this government on various issues, including unemployment. Health facilities are still in shambles. So, the Samajwadi Party is staging a walkout from the assembly."

"The party will continue its constant struggle from the assembly to the roads," Akhilesh Yadav said later in a tweet.

Days ahead of the monsoon session, Akhilesh Yadav had led a march, raising issues of unemployment, price rise, crime against women, and the poor law and order situation in the state. During the protest, Akhilesh Yadav sat down on the streets with party MLAs and MLCs and said the monsoon session will commence from the streets.

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