Yogi Purified CM office because it was held by Dalith and Bahujan since decade: Lalu Prasad

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Bihar: RJD's national president Lalu prasad Yadav has made his mark of comment, criticizing Yogi Adityanath's 'Purifying' of his office. He made the comment on twitter which has soon picked up an online debate. He said "Yogi has purified the CM camp office because it was occupied by Dalit/Backward and Bahujan Chief Ministers for over a decade."

योगी ने CM आवास का शुद्धिकरण इसलिए कराया क्योंकि विगत एक दशक से ज्यादा वहां दलित/पिछड़ा एवं बहुजन वर्गों के मुख्यमंत्री रहते थे।

— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) March 26, 2017

On 20th March 2017, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saffron-robed seers made a beeline to "cleanse" the premises and ensure an "auspicious entry" for the priest-turned-politician.

CM Yogi says the new nameplate outside the 5, Kalidas Marg bungalow, which was occupied by Akhilesh Yadav for five years before his Samajwadi Party was trounced by the "saffron tsunami" in the state Assembly elections.

Seven priests from Gorakhpur and Allahabad conducted prayers at the official residence of Aditynath.

At the main gate, a priest put up the 'swastika' sign above the Chief Minister's name plate by dipping marigold flower in sandal and haldi paste. The 'swastika' symbol is considered lucky and auspicious and has special significance in "grih pravesh" (house warming) as per the Hindu traditions.

The priest then wrote "Om" and "Shub Laabh" on the imposing gates of the bungalow.

Inside the bungalow, the priests made elaborate preparations for "yagna" and "havan", rituals done in front of sacred fire amid chanting of vedic mantras to purify the atmosphere and ward off evil spirits, for the "mahant" of Gorakhnath Mutt.