I am a Hindu, I don't celebrate Eid: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

I am a Hindu, I don't celebrate Eid: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

I am a Hindu, I don't celebrate Eid: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that he is a Hindu and does not celebrate Eid.

Speaking in the state Assembly, Adityanath also said his party would not "tolerate" attempts to break the country and would instead "break those who try to do so".

"I am a Hindu... I don't celebrate Eid... I am proud of my culture," the chief minister said amid thumping of desks by the BJP members in the Assembly.

He said that his government would extend every help to those who celebrated the festival of Eid.  

Adityanath said the state government managed to persuade Muslims to defer Friday prayers by a few hours to enable Hindus to celebrate Holi, which also fell on the same day.

Adityanath, who celebrated Holi at Barsana in Mathura district - famous for its 'latthmaar holi' (where women hit men revellers with stick, who try to protect themselves with shields) - had made a similar remark in response to a query by a journalist a few days ago.

The chief minister also highlighted the achievements of his 11-month-old government in the state and said that it had been able to give a corruption-free governance.

"Not a single communal riot has taken place during this time," he claimed.

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