The VIP and high-security zone in front of the state assembly building was strewn with potatoes in the morning.
The scene was similar outside Raj Bhawan which houses Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and his family and the 5, Kalidas Marg high-security residence of Chief Minister Adityanath.
The development sent the district administration and security officials in a tizzy as the act was carried out in high-security zones.
Senior Superintendent of Police Lucknow Deepak Kumar said the vehicles of the farmers, who were involved in throwing potatoes have been identified and that they would be acted upon.
Farmers, however, said they have not done anything wrong as this was a symbolic protest against the government and its policies.
Farmers are angry at their crops being wasted and said the BJP-led government is doing nothing to arrest the decay.
Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi, however, denied the allegations and said the present state government was committed to the welfare of the farmers, especially potato growers.
"This appears to be some political conspiracy to defame the Yogi government," he alleged.
He told IANS the potatoes thrown on the roads were of poor quality.
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