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State govt to celebrate UP divas next yr

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Published : May 15, 2018, 2:07 am IST
Updated : May 15, 2018, 2:07 am IST

The move comes after Maharashtra’s foundation day, which falls on May 1, was celebrated over a period of two days at Lucknow’s Raj Bhavan.

Ram Naik  (PTI)
 Ram Naik (PTI)

Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Monday said that in January 2019, the Maharashtra government will be celebrating the foundation day of the northern state in Mumbai.

The move comes after Maharashtra’s foundation day, which falls on May 1, was celebrated over a period of two days at Lucknow’s Raj Bhavan.

Addressing a cultural function in the city, Mr Naik said that from January 24 next year, the Maharashtra government will be celebrating the foundation day of UP officially.

“I have spoken to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (about this). I had mooted the proposal to chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to celebrate January 24 as

UP Divas but he did nothing due to political compulsions. But when the Yogi Adityanath-led government came in power, I proposed it and Mr Adityanath accepted it,” said Mr Naik.

The northern state’s foundation day is celebrated on January 24, as it was on this day, in 1950, that the united provinces were renamed as Uttar Pradesh.

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