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Why Mulayam Singh Yadav’s choti bahu Aparna paid Yogi Adityanath surprise visit

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav and her husband Prateek Yadav met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a surprise visit

lucknow Updated: Apr 04, 2017 11:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Yogi Adityanath,Gorakhnath,Prateek Yadav
Aparna Yadav, who lost from the Lucknow Cantt seat in the recent assembly elections, has been visiting the Gorakhnath shrine as a devotee. She and her husband Prateek Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger son, met CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Friday. (PTI file photo)

Aparna Yadav, the younger daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, called on chief minister Yogi Adityanath at his residence, the VVIP guest house, on Friday.

This is not the first time that Aparna has met Yogi Adityanath. She had been visiting the Gorakhnath shrine in Gorakhpur in the past too, as a devotee.

Yogi Adityanath is residing at the VVIP guest house as the official residence for the chief minister, at 5 Kalidas Marg, is being readied for him.

Aparna’s husband and Mulayam’Singh Yadav’s younger son, Prateek Yadav went together to meet the chief minister.

Aparna Yadav along with her husband Prateek Yadav outside Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow on Friday. (ANI)

“It was a courtesy call and Aparnaji also discussed gau-sanrakshan (cow protection) with the CM,” said a spokesperson of Aparna, who answered her phone.

Prateek Yadav and Aparna are also known to work against cruelty to animals and work for animal protection.

Aparna had lost the Lucknow Cantonment assembly constituency in the recent UP Assembly polls to BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

First Published: Mar 24, 2017 14:36 IST