Book by UP minister's daughter rakes up CM Yogi's past

ANI | Updated: Oct 08, 2017 00:21 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 08 (ANI): A book named 'Moditva ke Maaiyne' (Meaning of Moditva), which rakes up the past of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, was released in Lucknow on Saturday.

Co-authored by Sanghmitra Maurya, daughter of Uttar Pradesh Minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who left BSP to join BJP ahead of the 2017 state elections, focuses on the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

With this, the book also contains some controversial remarks on the incumbent Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. She has picked numerous quotes from his past speeches and mentioned in the book.

For example, it quotes Yogi saying, "Those opposing yoga should quit India", "Those opposing surya namaskar should be drowned in the sea" and more.

Author Sanghmitra Maurya has allegedly portrayed Yogi as a hard-line Hindutva Leader in her book and in the process has also cautioned him to shed his belligerence as he is the Chief Minister of the state now.

Sanghmitra, however, talking to ANI, said that she believes Yogi has transformed after holding the post of the Chief Minister.

"Yogi ji is now away from controversial remarks, which I have mentioned in the book. He is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and has undergone change of views," she said. (ANI)