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UP CM to stay away from PM Modi’s event due to ‘Noida jinx’

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Published on 2 April 2016 8:40 AM GMT

UP CM to stay away from PM Modi’s event due to ‘Noida jinx’
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Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minsiter is unlikely to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Noida of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday owing to the ‘Noida jinx’.

The Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Kamaal Akhtar will receive Modi in Noida, city magistrate Bacchu Singh informed.

Modi’s programme:

  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Noida on April 5 next to distribute e-rickshaws to the beneficiary.
  • Sector-62 is the venue of the event.
  • He will distribute more than 5100 e-rickshaws.

District Magistrate called back from Hyderabad

  • N P Singh, the district magistrate of Nodia was called back from Hyderabad to make arrangements for PM Modi’s visit on Friday.
  • He flew to Hyderabad to attend a 40 days training programme.
  • Singh chaired a meeting with senior district officials including the chief medical officer and senior superintendent of police.

The Noida jinx:

  • The--Noida jinx, as per political circles, has in the past caught up with several chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, including Veer Bahadur Singh, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Kalyan Singh and Mayawati, who lost their positions soon after visiting Noida.
  • It all started in 1988 when former chief minister Vir Bahadur Singh lost power within couple of days of visiting Noida.
  • Later in 1997, Mayawati lost power after visiting Noida.
  • Earlier, in 1989, ND Tiwari and 10 years later in 1999 Kalyan Singh also suffered the same fate.
  • In 1995, Mulayam was out of power within months of his Noida visit.
  • The last one was Mayawati, who lost power in 2012 assembly elections after she flew down to Noida in October 2011 to inaugurate the Dalit Prerna Sthal.

These did not visit Noida:

  • In August 2012, CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the Yamuna Expressway from Lucknow and avoided travelling to Noida.
  • In the same year, he inaugurated infrastructure projects in Gautam Buddh Nagar without visiting the city.
  • In 2001, the then UP CM Rajnath Singh inaugurated the DND flyway from Delhi, but did not visit Noida.

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