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Prakash Raj Takes Jibe at Adityanath, Asks if Changing Colour on Wall is 'Vikas'

File photo of actor Prakash Raj. (PTI)

File photo of actor Prakash Raj. (PTI)

The Uttar Pradesh government’s recent move to paint the walls of the Lucknow Hajj Committee office in saffron invited a lot of criticism from opposition leaders and clerics. Now, it's actor Prakash Raj who's taking a jibe at Yogi Adityanath.

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Qazi Faraz Ahmad

Lucknow: Controversy over painting the Lucknow Hajj office walls in saffron doesn’t seem to be anywhere near an end even after authorities repainted them. Now, noted actor Prakash Raj has taken to Twitter to take a jibe at the UP chief minister.

Prakash Raj, in reference to the reports of the UP government painting the walls of the Lucknow Haj office in saffron, asked, “Is changing colour of walls vikas?”

The government’s move to paint the walls of the Hajj Committee office in saffron invited a lot of criticism from opposition leaders and clerics. The walls were earlier painted in green and white. Facing a lot of flak over the change in colour, authorities rushed to save face and blamed the contractor and soon the walls were repainted in their original colour.

The actor even took note of potato farmers dumping truckloads of potato in front of the CM’s residence. He said, “What about the farmers dumping potatoes in your front yard?”

Meanwhile, former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav wasted no time in supporting Raj’s jibe and shared his Twitter post.

“Farmers have expressed their distress by dumping potatoes in front of your house. And your agriculture minister says... the potatoes are of not of good quality and hence the protest is politically motivated... Is this the way you perceive farmers anguish. If changing colour of a wall is Vikas. Then is vikas Mr. Vikas the painter?” Prakash Raj tweeted on Sunday.

This is not for the first time that the National Award-winning actor has hit out at the UP CM. When Yogi Adityanath was appointed as the chief minister of UP, Prakash Raj had tweeted that CM Yogi is “confused” if he is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh or a “Rajpurohit”.


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