He was accompanied by Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav's younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav and her husband Prateek Yadav.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday visited a Gau Shala in Lucknow. He was accompanied by Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav and her husband Prateek Yadav. Notably, Aparna had earlier visited the VVIP guesthouse in the state capital a few days ago. Aparna contested recently concluded Uttar Pradesh from Lucknow Cantt seat but was defeated by BJP candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi.
The meeting at the VVIP guesthouse, which was being termed a “courtesy call”, had raised eyebrows as Aparna had also attended a public function of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state capital earlier. She HAD arrived with a bouquet of flowers at the VVIP guest house and was present there for around 20 minutes.
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Meanwhile, with CM Yogi Adityanath taking initiatives in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission for cleanliness of Uttar Pradesh, the cops in Lucknow were today seen cleaning the police station premises holding brooms in their hands.
The Chief Minister had issued an order asking the Uttar Pradesh Police to run a cleanliness drive at all police stations and police lines every Friday.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh had laid special focus on cleanliness in its manifesto in the run up to the assembly elections.
The ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission was initiated by Prime Minister Modi earlier in 2014 after the BJP formed government at the Centre.
Adityanath has been accorded the top category ‘Z+’ VVIP armed security cover.
The cover will be provided by a special commando team of the Uttar Pradesh police along with a small contingent of the CISF, that was earlier providing him ‘Y’ category security cover with 2-3 commandos guarding him round-the-clock.
The UP police has communicated the decision to CISF and has asked it to make suitable logistical and operational arrangements in this regard.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover by the Centre had been accorded to Adityanath in his capacity as a BJP Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur but officials said with his taking charge as CM, a threat perception report of central security agencies required his security paraphernalia to be upgraded.
The commandos will also be deployed at his official residence in Lucknow, they said.
As part of the new and upgraded security paraphernalia, Adityanath will have about 25-28 commandos accompanying him with sophisticated weapons at all times he is mobile and his convoy will have pilot and escort vehicles armed with jammers.
(With agency inputs)