By MADHU AGRAWAL
UP Chief Minister Yogi adityanath should be complimented for breaking the ‘Noida jinx’ when he will be first Chief Minister after three decades to visit Noida to review preparation for launch of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line connecting Kalkaji Temple (New Delhi) with Botanical Garden (Noida) on 25.12.2017 by Prime Minister.
All Chief Ministers cutting across party-lines in last three decades avoided coming to Noida because of a superstition that any visit to Noida will result in stepping down from post of Chief Minister proving that politicians are in general in habit of gluing to chairs of power. But Yogi adityanath seems to not having any lust for power to follow the superstition.
However interestingly superstitions are so much deep-rooted in hearts of politicians that even the former Prime Minister atal Bihari Vajpayee misused his position as caretaker Prime Minister by supersonically getting bungalow-number ‘8’ to ‘6-A’ at Krishna Menon Marg (New Delhi) totally out of rules because of superstitions. His desired lucky ‘7’ originally sought in files could not be allotted because the number already existed on other side of the road with odd and even numbered bungalows in Leyton’s zone of New Delhi being on two sides of the road.