Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday in the UP assembly said: “I don’t celebrate Eid. I am a Hindu and I am proud of it.”
Speaking on the motion of thanks to governor Ram Naik’s address, Yogi referred to his recent visit to Mathura for Holi and said a journalist there asked him whether he would celebrate Eid too. “I said I don’t celebrate Eid. I am a Hindu and I am proud of it. If anybody wants to celebrate Eid peacefully, the government will cooperate and provide security,” said Yogi, while reiterating his answer to the journalist.
Yogi further said “There is nothing wrong in being proud of being a Hindu. We are not hypocrites who put on janeu (sacred thread) at home and don another cap when we are out.”