Tying to develop religious site into world-class tourist destination: Yogi

ANI | Updated: Feb 24, 2018 10:16 IST

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that his government is trying to develop the various religious sites in the state into world-class tourist destinations.

"I got the opportunity to visit this place and we are trying to develop all the religious sites as world-class tourist destinations," CM Adityanath said, while interacting with media after visiting Krishna Janambhoomi in Mathura.

He is in the city to participate in Lathmar Holi, which will be held in Barsana today.

When asked about celebrating Eid al-Fitr the Chief Minister said that as India is a secular country and he has never stopped anyone in the state from celebrating any festival.

"In past 11 months, I have never stopped anyone from celebrating Eid al-Fitr or Christmas. I am a Hindu and like everyone living in this country even I have the right to practice my religion. I am proud of my culture," he said.

He also assured that the government will take all the necessary step to ensure the security and comfort of the pilgrims visiting the state. (ANI)