UP governor Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath disregard PM Modi’s appeal against giving him flowers

UP governor, the CM and senior BJP leaders besides bureaucrats gave bouquets in saffron wrappers to the PM to welcome him at the airport. The prime minister had on June 17 appealed to the people not to give him bouquet as a greeting.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published:June 20, 2017 11:28 pm
Yogi adityanath, Ram Naik, Narendra modi, Narendra Modi bouquet, Narendra Modi flowers PM Narendra Modi presenting the Sanction Letter to an identified beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural) at a function, in Lucknow on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath is also present. (Source: PTI)

UP Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today gave bouquets to Prime Minister Narendra when he arrived on a two-day visit here, despite his appeal to people not to present him flowers. The Uttar Pradesh governor, the chief minister and senior BJP leaders besides bureaucrats gave bouquets in saffron wrappers to the prime minister to welcome him at the Chowdhury Charan Singh Airport here.

The prime minister had on June 17 appealed to the people not to give him bouquet as a greeting. “I appeal to people to give a book instead of bouquet as a greeting. Such a move can make a big difference,” Modi had tweeted.

The prime minister is here on a two-day visit to participate in the International Yoga Day programme tomorrow. On the first day of his visit, he attended a number of programmes in the city.

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    Jayanand Rao
    Jun 21, 2017 at 7:10 am
    The move will adversely affect the flower growers badly and such request need not be implemented
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      Lovely
      Jun 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm
      You are right. It is a small gesture. Whenever ministers visit districts, lacs of rupees are spent . In India every Minister is treated like god/Godess and with lot of affection they are given g rousing welcome. On their visit, roads , drains , gardens etc are cleaned. It does not matter whether they are corrupt or not.
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