Yogi Adityanath wishes Muslims on Hazrat Ali’s birth anniversary, gets trolled by followers


Yogi Adityanath has made several concerted efforts to change his widely popular perception as a leader of militant Hindutva politics since being made the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Soon after assuming office, Adityanath famously drew a parallel between namaaz and surya namaskar, a posture of yoga.

On Tuesday, India marked two significant occasions on the religious calendar. While Hindus celebrated the day as Lord Hanuman Jayanti, for Muslims it was the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali, one of the four caliphs of Islam.

Adityanath wished Hindus on Lord Hanuman Jayanti, but also posted a tweet wishing Muslims on the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali.

His tweet said, ” I wish people of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Hazrat Ali’s birthday.”

While many appreciated this noticeable change in Adityanath, a large section of his own followers did not condone the act and began to troll him on Twitter.

Some of his followers on Twitter even wondered who Hazrat Ali was. Hazrat Ali was the first cousin and son-in-law of of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He was also one of the four caliphs of Islam after the death of the Prophet (PBUH).

Here are some tweets;