A small banner announcing strict action against taking photos and selfies on the Kalidas Marg, where the residences of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh are located, was removed today after much criticism on social media.
Former chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav also criticised the state government. "Gift to people on New Year by the state government. Taking selifie can invite UPCOCA," he tweeted.
Officials were tight-lipped on the matter. Principal Secretary, Information, Awanish Awasthi also did not reply when asked about it.