Fire brigade will spray ‘Ganga Jal’ on CM residence in 2022, says Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Photo: PTI

Taking a dig at the “purification rituals” carried at the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister‘s official residence in Lucknow, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that he would get the fire brigade to spray ‘Ganga Jal’ on it after returning to power in 2022.

“When we come back to power in 2022, we will bring Ganga Jal in fire brigade (trucks) and get it sprayed at 5 Kalidas Marg,” Yadav said at the national executive meeting of the Samajwadi Party.

5, Kalidas Marg is the official residence of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, which Yadav vacated after his party got drubbed by the BJP in the recent Assembly polls.

“We have no problem with the ‘shuddhikaran'(purification) of the residence but hope that the three peacocks there are being taken good care of,” Yadav added.

Soon after the BJP government took office, seers and priests undertook sacred purifying rituals at the sprawling bungalow which now will be the home of Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi. (READ MORE)

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