Lucknow: Their demands stonewalled for a long time by the state government, Anganwadi workers in Uttar Pradesh have devised a new way to put pressure on the powers that be. Amid chanting of hymns and drum beating, an Aanganwadi worker from Sitapur symbolically “married” a picture of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The mock wedding, solemnised in the presence of fellow Aanganwadi workers in Sitapur late on Tuesday, saw a picture of the monk-turned-Chief Minister being garlanded by the coy bride.
Mahila Aanganbadi Karmachari Sangh’s District President, Neetu Singh, who got “married” said that for them this was a novel way of attracting the attention of the state government.
“Through this marriage we thought around 4 lakh sisters will be benefited,” she said, while informing that the Chief Minister was coming to Sitapur on Friday and that she plans to go to Lucknow with him.