Yogi Adityanath takes jibe at Samajwadi Party's red cap
Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday witnessed peals of laughter when Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recalled how a child described a politician donning a cap as goonda and appealed to members to not turn august House into a drama company. Adityanath was winding up a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the Governor for her address to the joint sitting of the state legislature.
CM recalled an incident where a kid screamed 'goonda'
Adityanath was recalling the incident when he had been to a Shiksha Parishad school in a village where an annaprashan ceremony (a ceremony where a child takes cereals for the first time) was being organized. At that function, a certain political party's workers rushed in to lodge a protest. They were donning caps. A toddler was surprised to see them and screamed, "Mummy! Look goonda!"
This impression has become a common opinion: Adityanath
"Now see what impression a two-and-a-half-year-old child has in his mind about a person wearing a cap. This impression has become a common opinion," the CM said. Adityanath then said it should not be taken as a personal affront by any member. But in the same breath, he reached out to Leader of the Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary sitting on the opposite side.
The CM made a suggestion to Chaudhary
Chaudhary was wearing Samajwadi Party's bright red cap. "It would have looked nice if you had used a turban or a safa," Adityanath said smilingly. The CM referred to Chaudhary's constituency in Ballia, a place associated with the late prime minister and socialist leader Chandrashekhar, and said it would have been better if he avoided such things.
Such things were never seen in the past: Adityanath
He also said that the august House should not be taken lightly and is not a "drama company" with some members sporting caps in red, some blue, some yellow, or even green. "A new tradition has started. Such things were never seen in the past. We used to see it only in drama parties," the Chief Minister said, addressing the Chair.