AKHILESH DONS SAFFRON TURBAN
VARANASI : Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav wore a saffron turban during Govardhan Puja in Varanasi on Thursday.
The turban was presented to Akhilesh by Govardhan Puja Committee president Vinod Yadav.
“Saffron colour is associated with Lord Krishna. We put on saffron turban in Govardhan Puja every year and the chief guest wears it too. This time SP president Akhilesh Yadav was the chief guest in the puja. Akhilesh wore the turban willingly,” he said.
Yadav said that it was not proper to associate the colour with a particular party. “Saffron is the colour of all. The event it is being celebrated for hundreds of years but it is being organised in a grand manner since 1971,” he added.
Every year, leaders of different political parties are invited to the event.