Adityanath visited Noida
twice in three days rubbishing a widely believed myth in UP's political and bureaucratic circles that a chief
minister visiting Noida
would face problems retaining his or her post.
In the city to inaugurate the Metro's Magenta line, Modi pointed to the saffron robed Adityanath and said that looking at his dress, the CM appeared to be superstitious, but had actually shown that he had the courage to break superstitions.
A priest-turned-politician, Adityanath, could be seen smiling as Modi lavished praise.
The prime minister
said that Noida
was not the only place to which superstitions had attached themselves.
Recalling his days as the chief
minister of Gujarat, Modi said there were 6 to 7 places in the state where no chief
minister went out of the fear that whoever does so would lose his seat.
"I ignored this and visited all such places," Modi said and pointing that he remained Gujarat
CM for nearly 20 years.
In the modern scientific world there is no place for superstition, the prime minister
Significantly, Adityanath's chief
ministerial visits to Noida
came eight years after the last by the then CM Mayawati. In the ensuing election Mayawati's BSP lost and her successor Akhilesh Yadav
did not vist Noida.
ministers in the past have not visited Noida, something attributed to the "jinx" about the city.
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