Lucknow: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav's 'Vikas Rath Yatra' received a rocky start on Thursday as a clash broke out between Samajwadi Party workers at the yatra venue in Lucknow.
Here is the video of the incident:-
UP: Clash erupted between supporters of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav ahead of his “Vikas Rath Yatra” in Lucknow pic.twitter.com/10MQT5HxJI
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Vikas Rath Yatra
Call it a showdown or a show of strength, the stage is set for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's 'Vikas Rath Yatra' to be flagged off on Thursday by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, where Shivpal Yadav will remain present to send a message of unity in the ruling party.
"All arrangements have been made. The yatra will be flagged off by 'Netaji' (Mulayam) and senior party leaders, party state president Shivpal Yadav will also remain present," MLC Sunil Yadav Sajan, who is close to Akhilesh, told media.
Sajan, who is also incharge of first leg of the yatra, said at every second kilometre, the CM will be welcomed and he will also address gatherings at various locations.
Last month, Shivpal had expelled Sajan, considered close to Akhilesh, from the party.
The supporters of both Akhilesh and Shivpal factions are keeping an eye on the development and the entire route of yatra is dotted with hoardings, banners and colourful arches to welcome the 'Vikas Sey Vijay Tak' rath yatra starting from here.