Muzaffarnagar: After the toll plaza at the Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway was painted saffron in colour, the images of a police quarter here painted in the saffron colour have surfaced on Wednesday. The quarters in the police line area in the town have recently been renovated and cleaned, according to a police official.
One of the resident at the quarters told Times Now that it took three days for one building to get painted and the building was whitewashed a few days ago. When asked why the colour saffron, smilingly, she replied, “Yogi government is here. That could be the reason.”
While this is not the first time a government building was coloured ‘bhagwa’, the Superintendent of Police Muzaffarnagar clarified that the decision to paint the police quarters saffron was not that of the government.
BB Chaurasiya, SP, said, “Cleaning was not done for a very long time and that is why the quarters were painted. Buildings will be painted with some colour or the other. One should not make interpretations from this. there is a system in place, people paint with whichever colour they want. This decision was not made by the government.”
Asserting his point, Chaurasiya said that government only gives allots a budget. Cleaning and maintenance is the responsibility of the local contractor and they only do it.
Last month, a controversy was sparked after a toll plaza on Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway was painted in saffron colour. Earlier this year, a Haj house was also seen painted saffron, however, after it sparked a controversy, within days of reports coming out the house was painted back white.