Lucknow: Suppressing the Samajwadi Party’s (SP) three-day state-wide agitation against the Mayawati government, its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, Akhilesh Yadav, were put under house arrest.

“Both of them have been put under house arrest at the behest of the State Government that wants to gag every voice against its misrule," SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary told reporters here.

“Heavy police force has been deployed in the area and our leaders are even not allowed to leave their home... It's all being done to suppress our three-day, state-wide agitation that has started on Monday to unmask the misdeeds of the BSP government,” he said.

Mulayam Singh has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar stating that in such circumstances he would face problems in attending the Parliament session, Chaudhary said.

A large number of SP activists in different parts of the state also took to the streets carrying out demonstrations against the state government.

SP disrupts Lok Sabha proceedings

The move generated heat in the Lok Sabha on Monday with SP members disrupting proceedings leading to two adjournments.

The moment the Speaker took up the Question Hour, SP members claimed that their party chief has been kept under house arrest by the BSP government to prevent them from leading a three-day agitation against the state government.

The SP members chanted slogans demanding dismissal of the Mayawati government accusing it of authoritarian tendencies.

Leader of the House and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said he had requested the Home Minister to ascertain the facts and inform the Lok Sabha accordingly.

"We will share the information with the House during the day," Mukherjee said.

However, SP members were not pacified by the assurances and stormed once again.

(Agencies)