Ahead of Amit Shah's visit, Mughalsarai station being painted saffron
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is visiting Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh on August 5, and ahead of his visit, the station is being painted saffron. The work began on Monday, and the contractor was directed by railway authorities to paint the white-colored station, saffron. It is expected to get completed by August 4. Here's more about this.
Getting Mughalsarai prepared for important function, says railway official
Unwittingly, Mughalsarai's divisional railway manager Pankaj Saxena equated the re-painting of the station to preparations in a house for a wedding. "We are decorating this railway station for an important function," he said. Notably, Mughalsarai junction's name was changed to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction in June. Shah will be inaugurating the signboards during his visit.
Kesariya Rang: The junction gets a makeover
Chandauli: Mughalsarai station, which was recently renamed to Deendayal Upadhyay junction, being painted saffron. CM Yogi Adityanath and BJP President Amit Shah will visit the city on August 5 pic.twitter.com/1qHQfNREYp— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 2, 2018
Politics of color: Saffron and Uttar Pradesh go long back
Before Mughalsarai was painted saffron, a statue of BR Ambedkar was given the same tinge in Uttar Pradesh earlier this year. In Badaun, the re-installed statue of BR Ambedkar was saffronized, after which a BSP leader painted it blue. In Ambedkar Nagar, a BJP MLA cleaned an Ambedkar statue with milk, applied tilak, and draped it in a saffron robe.