Adityanath visited the famous Hanuman Setu temple here and offered prayers Tuesday, a day after the poll panel barred him from electioneering for three days for likening the ongoing Lok Sabha polls to a contest between 'Ali' and 'Bajrang Bali'.
In the evening, he will go to Devipatan, a temple of goddess Durga in Balrampur district, where he would stay the night.
He, however, refused to take questions from the mediapersons, following the poll panel's gag order.
He spent about 25 minutes at the temple and was seen bowing before the deity and sitting with folded hands to recite the "Hanuman Chalisa."
Though he accepted greetings from the large numbers of morning worshippers present there on a Tuesday, the day dedicated to Lord Hanuman, with a smile, he refrained from interacting with them.
Adityanath also cancelled his rallies in Nagina and Fatehpur Sikri.
The BJP termed the chief minister's visit to the temple "a personal one".
"If the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the BSP have faith in Ali, we too have faith in Bajrang Bali," he had said there.
While Ali is a revered figure in Islam, Bajrang Bali is Lord Hanuman's another name.
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