Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday released the book 'Tipu ka Afsana' which is a compilation of cartoons on him.
Yadav said at the lauch of the book, "I became Chief Minister with the same nose and it's a good charm
He added that he was "glad" that a majority of the cartoons highlight his nose, red cap, and cycle, the election symbol the his party.
Asked if he felt bad about his nose shown prominently in the cartoons, Yadav said, "I was a football player... (and once) I got an injury on my nose. Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) took me to a doctor who asked me if I was married. After knowing that I'm married, he said there was no need for any surgery to rectify my nose. I became CM with the same nose and its a good charm," as per PTI.
He asked the publishers to treat this as the first volume and try for bringing out the second.
The UP CM also tweeted about it:
Released the book 'Tipu ka Afsana', a compilation of cartoons on me! pic.twitter.com/nZDJ2YAGyC
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 14, 2016
(With Agency inputs)