UP: Now CM Yogi's office to turn saffron

UP: Now CM Yogi's office to turn saffron

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh who is always seen in saffron robes, now wants his office also to be painted saffron and the work has already begun.

By: || Updated: 31 Oct 2017 04:50 PM

The office of Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath in Lucknow is being painted saffron. Image: ANI

Lucknow: Once again the heat has turned around the word 'Bhagwa' and this time it is the office of the saffron-clad Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath ,which is being painted in saffron colour.

The Chief Minister has decided to give his office a saffron touch replacing the traditional white and blue colour and the work has already begun. ANI UP tweeted the image of the 'work in progress'.


This however has drawn sharp criticism from the opposition which has charged the state government with "saffronising" even the official buildings.

This is all about "saffronisation" of the state and its politics, Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said.

Congress spokesman Dwijendra Tripathi said, "giving the official buildings any particular colour, which is associated with a political party, is not right''.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, known as the secretariat annexe building which houses the chief minister's office as well as those of senior officials, is being painted in saffron colour.

Estate department officials said everything from the outer walls to the terrace of the building is being painted in the saffron shade. The building which also has the office of the chief secretary has traditionally sported white and blue colours but a proposal was recently made for repairing and painting the building and saffron colour was approved by all, they said adding that work on it has already started.

The chief minister, referred to as Maharajji by his disciples, is clad in saffron coloured outfits and according to sources after he took over, the towels which cover his chair and curtains of his office were also changed to colours matching the saffron hue.

The towels in the office of the chief minister on the fifth floor of the building are of a saffron hue and the curtains, though not saffron in colour are close to it, the sources said. Recently, the chief minister had flagged off a fleet of 50 saffron-coloured buses and even the stage for the inauguration was decorated with saffron-coloured curtains and balloons.

Besides this, the education department had distributed saffron-coloured school bags to primary schools students and the booklets that were distributed to mark 100 days and six months of the Adityanath government were saffron in colour as well. The information department diary of the state government also bears a saffron cover.
 (With inputs from PTI)


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