As the assembly proceedings began, Akhilesh stood up and tried to speak on the issue, but Speaker Satish Mahana did not allow him to speak.
Angry SP members raised slogans and walked out of the house.
After this, all the SP MLAs under the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav went back to their respective party offices.
It is worth noting that the students of Allahabad University have been protesting against the fee hike for more than two weeks and also demanding the revival of the students union. The protests intensified after several hostels and marches were taken out inside the campus.
Allahabad University said that the fee has been increased after 110 years. The executive council had approved fee hikes for various courses nearly two weeks ago since the university’s inception in 1922.
The university said fee hike is the need of the hour in view of the changes being brought in as per the National Education Policy, under which more teachers are to be hired and new courses are to be started.
The university also clarified that none of the existing students will be affected, as the fee hike will be applicable only for fresh entrants from the 2022-23 academic year.