Gol Park stage, from where the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi were supposed to address after their joint roadshow in Allahabad, collapsed on Tuesday evening.

The stage came down shortly before Akhilesh and Rahul were scheduled to speak. However, it was fixed before the duo reached the spot.


Hundreds of Congress and Samajwadi Party activists walked in front of the cavalcade, hailing Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi.

The duo started their road show from the Bolsan roundabout where they garlanded a Mahatma Gandhi statue before proceeding ahead with slogan-shouting crowds.

Clad in white kurta and blue jeans, the Gandhi scion waved at the crowds lined up on both sides of the roads.

Akhilesh Yadav, in his characteristic white kurta-payjama and a black jacket was seen sporting the party’s red cap. He kept disciplining the youths, asking them to move aside and allow their vehicle to move ahead.