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Yogi Adityanath breaks 16-year-old myth, spends night at Agra circuit house

Neither Mulayam Singh, nor Mayawati and not even Akhilesh Yadav stayed at the circuit house for fear of losing power.

lucknow Updated: Jan 16, 2018 17:48 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Agra
Yogi Adityanath,Uttar Pradesh CM,Uttar Pradesh
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Left) with his wife Sara and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Agra on Tuesday.(ANI Twitter Photo)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has broken a 16-year-old myth by spending a night at the Agra Circuit House — a place not chosen by any state chief minister for the last 16 years, officials said on Tuesday.

The monk-turned-politician also broke a 29-year-old myth by visiting Noida last year.

The last chief minister to have stayed in the Agra Circuit Course, a government accommodation, was Rajnath Singh who was in Lucknow 16 years ago.

Incidentally, he lost his chair after the visit and none of his successors have dared to stay there since.

Neither Mulayam Singh, nor Mayawati and not even Akhilesh Yadav stayed at the circuit house for fear of losing power.

They stayed at plush five-star properties whenever in the Taj city. Adityanath stayed at suite number 1 at the circuit house and when he was asked about the jinx, he reportedly smiled and scoffed at it.

He has in the past said he did not believe in myths.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded the chief minister last month for not believing in myths.

Adityanath is in Agra to receive the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah as they come to visit Taj Mahal on Tuesday.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 17:48 IST