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CM Yogi defies superstition, lands in Noida

PTI
Published : Dec 24, 2017, 2:14 am IST
Updated : Dec 24, 2017, 2:14 am IST

There is a superstition that any chief minister visiting Noida loses power and does not come back to assume the office again.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo: PTI)
 Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo: PTI)

Noida: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath defied the “Noida” jinx as he landed here on Saturday  evening to check arrangements ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on December 25.

There is a superstition that any chief minister visiting Noida loses power and does not come back to assume the office again.

Though Noida or Gautam Budh Nagar district was developed from a cluster of small villages into the prime economic zone of the state, it has been avoided by past chief ministers. The superstition began with then chief minister Veer Bahadur Singh, who was asked to step down in June 1988 by the Central leadership. Interestingly, he had just returned from Noida, when he was asked to relinquish office.

Adityanath landed at a helipad at Botanical Garden area and reached the Botanical Garden Metro station.

It is the site where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Magenta line of the Delhi Metro on Monday.

During a meeting, CM Adityanath also said that 40,000 home buyers of Noida and Greater Noida area will get possession of their apartments by the end of this months.

Addressing a press conference here after reviewing security and other arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, he said there are buyer-builder disputes, farmers-authority disputes, Gram Panchayat-authority disputes which need to be resolved.

Earlier, Mr Adityanath met members of buyers and builders association members and took note of their grievances. He was accompanied by Union minister Mahesh Sharma and Uttar Pradesh minister Satish Mahana.  

CM Adityanath said, “Noida and Greater Noida are windows of Uttar Pradesh. But due to corrupt governments in the past, development in Noida, Greater Noida and the entire state has been affected.”

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