Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that to deal with the monkey menace in Mathura, the people should recite the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ from the Hindu sacred text.
“Mai yahan aaya to mujhse kaha gaya ki yahan par bandar bade pareshan kar rahe hain. Maine kaha ‘Bajrang Bali’ ki aarti karna shuru karo, ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ ka path karo, bandar kabhi nuksaan nahin pahuchayega”
“On arriving here I was told that the monkeys are a big source of worry for residents. I said, ‘Start carrying out the Bajrang Bali aarti and reciting the Hanuman Chalisa; then monkeys will never cause you any harm’,” Adityanath was quoted as saying, by news agency ANI on Friday.
Adityanath announced on Friday that special arrangements for the upkeep of stray cows, dogs, monkeys and birds will be made at every nagar nigam in the state.
“Upkeep of stray cows, monkeys, dogs, birds has started in Lucknow and gradually the scheme would start in other nagar nigams,” he said, as quoted by news agency PTI, after inaugurating several schemes worth Rs 346.74 crore for developing Brijbhumi.