Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, after a long gap, will ride a bicycle in the state capital on Thursday, to pay tribute to socialist leader late Janeshwar Mishra, on his 89th birth anniversary.
The SP president has said the cycle yatra will also be a protest against the anti-people policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party government.
More than 2,000 youths will ride bicycles on the streets of the state capital along with Akhilesh Yadav with the flags of Samajwadi Party for over 6.5 kilometres.
Similar cycle yatras will also be held in all the tehsils.
Akhilesh Yadav has called upon the party workers to make the cycle yatra a success, saying that the BJP government in UP is about to complete its five years, but in this entire period, there has been no development but only destruction everywhere. He said that the BJP government had razed democracy by misusing time and resources.
Yadav said that BJP had inflicted a huge damage to the dignity of politics. He alleged that with the help of lies and hypocrisy, the BJP had spread ideological pollution and the BJP government was working only to mislead the people to hide its failures.
The SP chief said that his party had decided to fight against injustice through cycle yatra. He said the purpose of cycle yatra was also to protest against keeping Mohammad Azam Khan in jail by implicating him in fake cases, crime and corruption reaching the peak in UP, galloping inflation, three anti-farmer agricultural laws, youth suffering from unemployment, women oppression, danger to democracy due to rigging in the panchayat polls and the COVID-19 deaths due to the collapsed health system.
Meanwhile, Yadav will leave the party office at 10 am on Thursday on his bicycle, to be flagged off by his wife and former MP Dimple Yadav. The Samajwadi Cycle Yatra will reach Janeshwar Mishra Park after covering a distance of 6.5 kilometres via Loreto Square, Kalidas Chauraha, Jiamau, 1090 Chauraha, Jaiprakash Narayan International Centre, CMS Chauraha and Dayal Square.