Patna: While his party was taking a huge beating at the ballot boxes in four states including three that are traditionally considered the Hindi belt and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongholds, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and party's Hindutva face Yogi Adityanath, unfazed by the latest political developments, was paying a visit to the Hanuman Temple in Patna on Wednesday after attending the 'wedding' of Lord Ram and Sita in Janakpur in Nepal on Tuesday.
Arriving in Patna on Wednesday evening, the saffron-clad Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh first paid a visit to the Mahavir Temple outside Patna Junction in the presence of BJP leaders from Bihar. After paying his obeisance to the Hindu deities, he met with Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon.
Adityanath will spend his night at the Raj Bhawan before leaving for Lucknow on Thursday morning.
A little later, the UP CM met with Swami Hari Narayanand, the leader of the Bharat Sadhu Samaj, at his residence on Bailey Road.
Yoginath also met with his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar at the latter's residence where he presented Kumar with a memento of world-famous Kumbh Mela while also inviting him to attend the grand religious fair at Prayag that opens on January 14.
"I consider myself very fortunate to have attended the wedding of Lord Ram and Sita in Janakpur and by visiting the Hanuman Temple in Patna. My objective is to continue to improve cultural ties between Bihar that is our neighboring state," the UP CM said.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS