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Yogi's Cabinet meeting in Prayagraj today, CM to dunk in the holy Triveni

Kumbh mela is the largest faith-based congregation in the world and people from around the globe come to visit India during this pious occasion. Political parties too are leaving no stone unturned to cash in the chance of winning the Lok Sabha polls by arousing religious sentiments.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 29 Jan 2019 7:39 AM GMT

Yogis Cabinet meeting in Prayagraj today, CM to dunk in the holy Triveni
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Prayagraj: Yogi Adityanath's cabinet meeting has commenced at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj on Tuesday morning, which is being headed by the Chief Minister himself. The meeting began at 11 am. The Chief Minister is expected to dunk in the triveni after the official meet.

This is the first time during Yogi Adityanath's tenure as Chief Minister that his ministers are holding an official meeting outside Lucknow. The move is the latest among a series of measures by the CM to hype up the festival, which is among the world's largest religious gatherings, at Prayagraj.

CM Adityanath and his cabinet members visited Akshayvat and Saraswati Koop at around 10.30 am following which the cabinet headed to Swiss tents set up to host the meeting. Some of the key decisions that were likely to be taken during the cabinet meeting include- pension for economically weaker section of the society and nomadic saints. This is the first time the cabinet is meeting outside Vidhan Bhavan, the state Assembly in Lucknow.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav visited the Kumbh Mela on Sunday. He also took a dip in the Sangam and said that during his reign as UP CM, arrangements were made for Kumbh Mela and that too, by Muslim officers and leaders. He later tweeted a video of the visit. Politicians have been lining up at the Kumbh Mela, to reach out to religious forces in the state ahead of the crucial General Elections 2019.

Kumbh mela is the largest faith-based congregation in the world and people from around the globe come to visit India during this pious occasion. Political parties too are leaving no stone unturned to cash in the chance of winning the Lok Sabha polls by arousing religious sentiments.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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