Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday came in for praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for shrugging off a superstition that any chief minister who visits Noida does not assume the high office again.
"Those who entertain such superstitions have no right to be the chief minister", Modi said in Noida.
Adityanath visited Noida twice in three days rubbishing a widely believed myth in UP's political and bureaucratic circles that a chief minister visiting Noida would face problems retaining his or her post.
In the city to inaugurate the Metro's Magenta line, Modi pointed to the saffron robed Adityanath and said that looking at his dress, the CM appeared to be superstitious, but had actually shown that he had the courage to break superstitions.
A priest-turned-politician, Adityanath, could be seen smiling as Modi lavished praise.