Akhilesh Yadav flags off first batch of Hajj pilgrims

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday flagged off the first batch of hajj pilgrims from the state capital.Out of the 698 pigrims, 302 are from Lucknow zone and the rest from the Varanasi zone.

ANI| Updated: Aug 16, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday flagged off the first batch of hajj pilgrims from the state capital.Out of the 698 pigrims, 302 are from Lucknow zone and the rest from the Varanasi zone.

Addressing the pilgrims, the Chief Minister said that all the religions preach about love and peace."All the religions in the world speak about love and harmony," he said.