Lucknow: Yogi Government on a spree to paint everything in UP with saffron colour added one more in its list. Now this time it is the government-run Haj House in Lucknow whose exterior walls have been painted saffron.
News agency ANI tweeted two pictures of the Haj house buildings where the exterior walls were seen painted with saffron colour.
Uttar Pradesh: Exterior walls of Haj House in Lucknow painted saffron. pic.twitter.com/xio9celKeL
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) January 5, 2018
This development of UP govt erupted a controversy with opposition parties slamming the government. However, Mohsin Raza, UP Minister, came to the rescue of the government.
“There is no need for controversy in such things, saffron is an energetic and bright looking colour, the building looks beautiful. The opposition has no big issues against us so they raise inconsequential things,” said Mohsin Raza.
However, this is not the first time a government building has been painted saffron by the government. Earlier Secretariat Annex building which houses the offices of chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath and top bureaucrats had saffron painted on a part of the facade and boundary wall.
In September, the state government had rolled out 500 saffron buses. Prior to this, Basic Education Department had replaced school bags carrying former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s photograph with saffron-colored bags.
Also, the government had released two booklets, one to mark 100 days of governance and the other to mark 6 months-both saffron in colour.