Varanasi, Jan 20: People wearing black clothes were not allowed to participate in a public rally here to be addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
As per police offical, the move was to prevent any protests from “troublesome elements”.
However, the police did not explain why even media were also halted from entering the premises.
Shah and Adityanath are in the city to attend an event named ‘Yuva Udghosh’ which is an attempt by the party to connect with 17,000 first time voters.
Angry youngsters stated they found the move objectionable as they were humiliated and barred from attending the event.
More than thirty students have also been detained and barred from attending the event, an official confirmed, news agency IAN reported.
State BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and State Organisational Secretary Sunil Bansal are also made their presence the high-level event.