Lucknow, Jan 11: It is well known that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath loves the saffron colour. Therefore, the Gram Panchayat in Etawah is painting toilets in the village saffron to please CM Yogi Adityanath. The villagers believe Adityanath will announce more development work after seeing how much they are in love with the saffron colour.
100 out of 350 toilets, constructed by the district administration under the Swachh Bharat Scheme, were painted saffron at Swachh Bharat Scheme. Local people said the decision to paint the toilets in saffron was taken unanimously and no one opposed the idea. The remaining toilets will get the saffron colour soon.
“The decision to paint the toilets in this colour was not taken under any kind of pressure from anyone, it was a unanimous decision. We all know our CM’s favourite colour is Saffron, all the villages hope that the state government will launch more development schemes in the village after seeing our love for the saffron colour,” Gram Pradhan, Ved Pal told News18.
On January 5, the Yogi Adityanath government painted the green-and-white exterior wall of the Haj House in Lucknow saffron. However, the walls were repainted in white after objection from opposition parties and Muslims. Earlier the state government had painted the secretariat annexe building, which houses the offices of Adityanath and top bureaucrats, saffron on a part of the facade and boundary wall.
The state government had also rolled out saffron buses. The various booklets and posters issued by the public relations department and ministries these days have elements of saffron on its pages. The Chief Minister’s chair at both his official residence and office are covered with a saffron towel.