Kumbh mela or political mela: From Yogi Adityantah to Akhilesh Yadav, all set for holy dip
New Delhi : The auspicious gathering in Kumbh Mela seems to be take a political turn with the presence of big leaders. Lately, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with his 25 cabinet colleagues took a holy dip in the Sangam at Prayagraj. We successfully captured them all in the divine bathing gath. Besides, before taking a dip into the river, the CM also chaired a cabinet meeting at the site. Avdhesh Gupta, the district unit chief of BJP said, "The chief minister has made history by holding Cabinet meeting in Prayagraj after independence." Seems like, the religious Kumbh mela ground is becoming a get-together platform for political leaders.
Some of his ministerial colleagues who had participated in the Kumbh Mela are - Keshav Prasad Maurya, Satish Mahana, Brijesh Pathak, Surya Pratap Shahi and Ramapati Shastri.
Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has called it a historical day for Prayagraj. "Some seers too were present there. We are very fortunate. It's a historical day for Prayagraj," said Maurya reports PTI. Huge security was placed at the holy town for the high profile visit on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister had visited 'Letey Hanuman Temple' and had darshans of 'akshay vat' and 'Saraswati Koop'.
After taking the holy dip at the Sangam, the Chief Minister also participated in 'Ganga Aarti' at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.
On Sunday, Samajwadi Party chief and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had taken holy dip at the ongoing Kumbh mela in Prayagraj.
Apart from Indian leaders, Mauritius's Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth along with his wife also visited Kumbh mela and performed rituals at ancient Bade Hanuman temple at Sangam.