Yogi Adityanath To Break 'Jinx', Visits Noida Today To Review PM's Security

Yogi Adityanath To Break 'Jinx', Visits Noida Today To Review PM's Security


NOIDA:  Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh's 45-year-old Chief Minister, is visiting Noida today, breaking the famous Noida 'jinx', which has scared away his predecessors from visiting the state's urban hub as it is widely believed that whoever visits the area, loses power.

Yogi Adityanath is visiting the millenium city to check security and other arrangements ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit To Noida on December 25 to inaugurate the Noida-Kalkaji Metro line. The Noida Metro will cut the travel time between Noida and South Delhi, the officer, who did not want to be named, said.

The chief minister would also hold meetings with district officials and seek details of the progress of development works in the city. He would also meet BJP workers and address them, they said.

Around 1,300 police and paramilitary personnels have been deployed for Yogi Adityanath's security during his visit. Over 5,000 police and paramilitary personnels would be deployed for Modi's visit on Monday.

Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Alok Sinha, ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar are stationed here and are supervising the security arrangements. The SPG would take over the programme sites and a multi-layered security arrangement was in place.

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.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati braved the superstition during her term as chief minister (2007-12) and attended programmes organised by the state government in Noida.

Yogi Adityanath's predecessor Akhilesh Yadav stayed away from Noida.

He did not attend the Asian Development Bank Summit organised there in May 2013 though then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the chief guest.

Akhilesh Yadav had launched the Rs. 3,300 crore development projects, including access to six-lane Yamuna Expressway, through video link from Lucknow.

The family members of Dadri lynching victim Mohammad Ikhlaq were brought to Lucknow from there to meet Akhilesh Yadav.

Before him, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh and Rajnath Singh too avoided going to Noida.

Source: (ndtv.com)