Yogi gave traditional Eidgah visit a miss on Eid, invites sarcasm from Akhilesh
Lucknow: Even as the entire Uttar Pradesh is celebrating Eid with traditional gaiety, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath did not turn up at Aishbagh Eidgah on Monday, a tradition generally followed by the UP CMs in the past.
The UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma, in fact, represented the state government and marked his presence while UP Governor Ram Naik and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav were also there to greet muslim fraternity on the occasion.
Among the past Bharatiya Janata Party CMs, Kalyan Singh also did not visit Idgah while Rajnath Singh had ensured his presence. It may be mentioned that unlike the previous regime of Samajwadi Party, this Ramzan, there was no Roza Iftar at 5, Kalidas Marg, the official residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav chose the occasion of Eid to take a dig at the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who was conspicuous by his absence. Akhilesh ,who visited the Aishbagh Eidgah, said, "What shall I do if UP CM gave it a miss. I am the rejected one, still I am here."
Akhilesh also met Muslim clerics and wished them on the festival.
What else Akhilesh Yadav said?
- Peace and Prosperity must prevail across India.
- People in Kashmir should celebrate the festival with zeal and maintain peace.
- It is the responsibility of government to maintain peace.