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Yogi Adityanath Visits Cow Shelter Run by Mulayam's Son Prateek

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will visit ‘Kaanha Upvan’, a shelter home for cows and stray animals run by Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Prateek Yadav and his wife Aparna Yadav.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | ETV@qazifarazahmad

Updated:March 31, 2017, 12:29 PM IST
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday visited ‘Kanha Upvan’, a shelter home for cows and stray animals run by Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Prateek Yadav and his wife Aparna Yadav.

Prateek and Aparna, whose NGO Jeev Ashray runs the shelter, gave the CM a tour of the premises. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma was also present.

Prateek and Aparna had met the new CM as soon he was elevated to the post, triggering curiosity in state capital, coming as it did immediately after Adityanath’s BJP trounced SP led by Prateek’s elder brother Akhilesh Yadav.

Prateek, Aparna and her brother Aman Singh Bisht had paid a courtesy visit to the new CM at the VVIP Guest House where he was staying then. The trio had met the CM with a bouquet of flowers and the meeting lasted about 20 minutes.

Sources close to the development told News18 that the only topic that was discussed in the meeting was ‘Gau-Sanrakshan’ (cow protection), which both Yogi and Prateek were passionate about.

Incidentally, Aparna had fought on a SP ticket in the recently concluded assembly polls but lost to BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who is a minister now in the Yogi cabinet.

Earlier too, Aparna Yadav visited Yogi Adityanath in September 2014 in Gorakhpur after the death of Mahant Avaidyanath. Aparna had gone to Gorakhpur as part of her social development initiatives but she changed her itinerary after knowing about the demise of Mahant Avaidyanath. At the time, Aparna had just started to get active in the political and social work circuits.

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| Edited by: Ananya Chakraborty
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