BJP takes exception to 'UP Tourism Day' play poster

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh BJP has taken an exception to a promotional poster about a play to be staged today on the occasion of 'UP Toursim Day'. The poster for the play "Radha Kanhaiyya Ka Qissa" has
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PTI February 14, 2016 7:24 IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh BJP has taken an exception to a promotional poster about a play to be staged today on the occasion of 'UP Toursim Day'. 

The poster for the play "Radha Kanhaiyya Ka Qissa" has been published in newspapers and also put up at few public spaces like the Samta Mulak crossing. 

UP BJP spokesperson Vijay Bahadur Pathak has alleged that the poster depicting Krishna and Radha "hurts sentiments of the people." 

Pathak said the state Tourism Department is a partner in the event, and that the government should avoid showingpictures that hurt sentiments of the people. 

"We demand that persons behind it should issue an unconditional apology and a case be registered against them," he said. 

Meanwhile, the Tourism Department when contacted said, "it has nothing to do with the poster," claiming, "it had been put up by some private party." 

"We will see to it and if it is found to be hurting sentiments of people, then the needful would be done", a Tourism Department spokesman said. 

Some right-wing activists today also staged a protest at the Samta Mulak crossing over the "display of posters".

The play, directed by noted filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, was written by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Oudh. It will be staged at the historic Chattar Manzil.

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