Yogi Adityanath will visit Noida on both Dec 23 nd 25. Will the jinx hold?
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Yogi Adityanath will visit Noida on both Dec 23 nd 25. Will the jinx hold?

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister will visit on December 23 to check security arrangements before the PM's visit, and then again on December 25 for the inauguration of the Delhi Metro's Magenta line.

Yogi Adityanath will visit Noida on both Dec 23 nd 25. Will the jinx hold?

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be visiting Noida on both December 23 and December 25, sources confirmed. So will he finally break the “Noida jinx”, where it is believed that every UP CM who visits the city loses power in a few days?

Only time will tell. But for now, Adityanath is set to visit first on December 23 to take a look at security arrangements ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city for the inauguration of the much-awaited Magenta line of the Delhi Metro. He will again visit the city on December 25 to attend the inauguration itself.

Noida, or Gautam Budh Nagar, has remained a no-visit zone for Uttar Pradesh’s chief ministers owing to this jinx, shunned by even its youngest and purportedly most modern face, Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party (SP).  

However, it seems Yogi Adityanath is set to break the jinx.

According to BJP spokesperson Chandramohan, Adityanath believes in working in the interest of the people and does not care for superstitions.

“Yogi Adityanath will not only visit the city once but twice, both on December 23 and 25,” he said.

The superstition goes back all the way to 1988, when then UP CM Vir Bahadur Singh lost power days after visiting Noida.

BSP leader Mayawati tried to break the jinx by visiting Noida during her tenure as chief minister, but lost power in the 2012 Assembly elections soon after. One of the reasons blamed was the Noida jinx.

The fear of the jinx was so strong that in his entire five-year term, Akhilesh Yadav did not visit Noida even once, choosing to inaugurate and launch projects in Noida and Greater Noida via video calls instead. In August 2012, Yadav famously inaugurated the Yamuna Expressway from Lucknow.

Here’s a list of all the UP CMs who share a history with the Noida jinx:

  • 1988: Vir Bahadur Singh lost power days after visiting Noida
  • 1989: ND Tiwari lost power soon after his visit to Noida
  • 1995: Mulayam Singh was out of power within months of his Noida visit
  • 1997: Mayawati, too, lost power soon after she visited Noida
  • 1999: Kalyan Singh followed suit
  • 2001: Rajnath Singh inaugurated the DND flyover from Delhi
  • 2012: Mayawati went to Noida in October 2011 to inaugurate the memorial Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal. She lost the 2012 Assembly elections
  • Post 2012: Akhilesh Yadav never visited Noida as CM